Purpose, or Why the Heck so Much Writing on Christian Education!?
As you can probably guess, much of the writing on this blog focuses on Christian education. I do this first and foremost because Christian education and issues related to it constantly churn in my mind. I think about it when I wake up, when I go to sleep, and in idle thoughts between work, family, and school. I study it in my current program and want to take a closer look at it when I pursue PhD studies.
In short, Christian education has ignited a passion in me.
I desire that pastors, educational administrators, and parents would glean from these idle musings and think about how they go about the task of Christian education. My modest hope is that someone, somewhere, would take the time to read, consider, and then revise their practices in light of these explorations. I pray that I can inspire someone(s) to take their next steps in Christian education by either improving their practices or exploring it as a field of study.
I think Christian education is important because I see the value of thinking about and studying the tools and techniques of educating Christian-ly, especially if we wish to pass on our faith to the next generations. I think we owe it to our students, our children, ourselves, and our God to do it with excellence. I desire that all Christian educators would do it with excellence.
This is my hope. This is my prayer.
My other half reminds me that I need to answer the “so what” question. Ultimately, I do plan to give tips on how to implement the ideas discussed in this blog, but only after laying the theological and theoretical foundation for doing it. I have to identify the problem before I suggest a solution. If you’ll hang on for the ride, we’ll get to the so what soon enough.