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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 thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.
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