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June 26, 2012

Christianity and Education

When Christianity intersects a non-Christian culture, education happens. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point

Fifty years ago, Doris Brougham, a missionary to Taiwan looked around and realized there was a significant need of the Taiwanese people to learn English. This would facilitate international economic development for the small island. So Brougham founded Studio Classroom, an organization that produces three English-teaching magazines, as well as radio and TV programs. Their materials are now used in schools across Taiwan.

This puts Brougham in a long line of Christians throughout history who promoted education, demonstrating that true Christianity engages the whole person body, mind and spirit. In fact, wherever Christianity spread, so does education and for more people – not just the wealthy or the elites or the males.

We should expect this from a faith based on the Biblical understanding of a knowable God who made people in his image and placed them in a knowable world to be His knowers. That’s strong footing for education. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

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