Week: October 14th - 18th
This week, Eric discusses the relationship between Biblical wisdom and academia, a Kentucky law that promotes religious liberties, and how to address a concern at your children’s school.
10/14/19: The Language of Creation
Did you know your children are learning a foreign language in their math classes?
The famous astronomer, Galileo, once said, "The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics."
This fits exactly with what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
Writing for The Imaginative Conservative, Kate Deddens reminds us that when students ask in frustration, “Why should I learn this?” we can explain that mathematics is one way to worship God. It is the numerical language we use to describe His creation.
You can be a gateway to better education for your children and students.
10/15/19: Salt & Light
When it comes to addressing a concern in your child’s school, what does it mean to be “salt and light”?
In Matthew 5, Jesus refers to his followers as salt and light. Today, many churches have salt and light committees to engage the congregation in social and political concerns. That’s great! But we need to remind ourselves that we use salt to make things better, not bitter. And our light should be a lamp, not a blowtorch.
Our model is Jesus. We need to address the issues of society with truth that shines light and makes things better.
We so appreciate that this radio station is committed to helping Christians in the public schools be salt and light to those around them.
10/16/19: A Beautiful Undertaking
Are you prepared to challenge something being taught in your child’s school?
Jesus tells us we are salt and light. Our salt should make things better, not bitter. And our light should be a lamp, not a blowtorch. In fact, Jesus says this about it, “Let you light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
A “good work” can be understood as a useful deed, a valuable thing done, or a beautiful task.
If you have a concern about something in your child’s school, it can be a great opportunity from God to do the good work of graciously correcting the problem.
You can be a gateway to better education for your children and their teachers.
10/17/19: Kentucky Law & the Bible
Kentucky law allows public school teachers to use the Bible with students.
According to a Kentucky law passed in 2017, and I’m quoting:
“A teacher in a public school shall be permitted to: Teach about religion with the use of the Bible or other scripture… for the secular study of: The history of religion; Comparative religions; The Bible as literature; The role of religion in the history of the United States and other countries; [and] Religious influences on art, music, literature, and social studies.”
The law also requires the Kentucky Department of Education to send copies of the law to every school board, school council and teacher every year! You will be amazed at what your state’s laws and academic standards say when it comes to teaching the Bible in your schools. We’ve researched every state.
For a free copy of our review of your state, call 888-44-PARENT. That’s 888-44-PARENT.
10/18/19: Thinking Biblical about Biology
What is Jesus thinking while sitting in your children’s biology class?
Students need to see that God exists outside their Sunday school class or youth group and beyond the pages of the Bible. He is connected to everything in their lives at school—including the academic subject they are learning.
As Jesus sits with your children in biology class, I could just see him thinking about Psalm 139: “For you created me in my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that that full well.”
Your children can look at the biology classroom as a worship center. It’s a place where they get marvel at what the Apostle John wrote, “All things were made through Him.”