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“a collection of families who collaborate”

Parenting and schooling opinions always raise the temperature of any conversation in church circles.  We all have our reasons for what we do, but these educational parenting opinions don’t need to divide us.  Rather they should make us stronger and better and should spin outward to bless the whole community.  Logan Gentry writes a nice article on schooling options and here’s the money quote:

As each Christian family decides how to educate their child, the gospel of Jesus Christ gives them the freedom to have confidence in their choice without condemnation of those who do not choose the same as them. When a church is filled with families who have confidence in their families approach to education, they can be a collection of families who collaborate for the holistic flourishing of the children in the church and in their city.

I particularly like this line: “they can be a collection of families who collaborate for the holistic flourishing of the children in the church and in their city.”  Maybe we should stop looking at our educational choices as individual family choices and look at them as a collective mosaic of colors that make up a beautiful Gospel painting of the church?  Our educational choices don’t need to clash but they should come together for the greater impact of  families within the church and families in the community.

If you read his first article: The Gospel, Christian Parenting, & Schooling Options and liked it, then I think you might like his second one: The Gospel, Christian Parenting & Schooling Options , Part 2 which explores the benefits  and challenges of 5 possible schooling options.  Here is where he lands:

There is great benefits to a church community that embraces all of the schooling options provided in our culture, but it requires that families have confidence in the gospel of Christ and not their “right way” of schooling. When this confidence in Christ prevails, it leads to families who do not condemn others for choosing a different schooling option while allowing for collaboration across the various schooling perspectives.

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