Christian schools continue to refine their understanding of how and when to engage with culture or the social order of the day. This complex and nuanced topic has been explored by God’s people since they were enslaved in Egypt. The social complexity of our world today requires clear thinking from Christian school leaders.
What so many of us long for is to go back to the way “it was,” to get back to “normal.” But what if the way “it was” was not actually working very well in the first place? For learning or for students?
Engaging in daily disciplines that build faith and hope, self-regulation skills, caring relationships, and belonging, will help develop more resilient and courageous school leaders, educators, and students.
Rowan Williams suggests that those who claim to follow Christ should embrace these three key roles as they seek to live in service to Him: Prophet, Priest, and King. Could this imperative also apply to Christian schools who bear the name of Christ and seek to embrace His identity?
2020 was a tumultuous, discordant year in so many ways; from conspiracy theories on the pandemic to a sitting US President questioning the validity of election results, we witnessed much public discourse about knowledge. Christian schools, too, are engaged in conversations about “knowing” related to curriculum, instruction, and policy development.