Jay Adam’s Constructive Criticism of Christian Schools

“Even the most casual survey of the history of modern Christian education shows plainly that Christian schools, on all levels, are little more than spruced up adaptations of the pagan schools down the block. The presuppositions, goals, objectives, methods, curricula, subject areas, materials, etc., with very little (and usually very superficial) change, have been brought over and Christianized. The trouble is that something that in all of its essentials is still at bottom fundamentally pagan cannot be transformed by Christianizing it. Paganism festooned with Christian accouterments is paganism still. Decking out Christian schools with prayer, Bible reading, a Bible course or two, Christian slogans (‘All truth is God’s truth’; ‘We must learn math for God’s glory’) will not do the trick.”
– Jay Adams
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