Category Archives: education

Public schooling and the early church

The question whether a Christian could become a teacher is so characteristic of the general difficulty that it deserves fuller examination. The emphatic negative of Tertullian and his school did not, we imagine, commend itself to many, though inscriptions, it … Continue reading

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For the children’s sake (a reply to a reply)

A woman has replied to the review of For the Children’s Sake that I posted on Amazon.com. Her response begins, “I’m fairly shocked to read such a harsh critique of a gentle and fully Christian method of imparting love of … Continue reading

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Book review: For the Children’s Sake

This is a review of the book For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, originally written in 1984 and reprinted in 2009 by Crossway Books, Wheaton, Illinois. In this book Mrs. Macaulay presents in summary form the educational system … Continue reading

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This is the sanctification of your studies, when they are devoted to God

Mary Ann and I are working on transcribing the Thomas Rutherford abridgement of Baxter’s The Reformed Pastor, which leaves in many of the footnotes and tangentials that the standard William Brown abridgement removes. While speaking to the problem of unregenerate … Continue reading

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