Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reading Secular Novels in a Christian School...Yes or No?

I have had parents argue that novels I use in my classroom were sacreligious and unacceptable for our children to read.  The arguement being that Christian Schools should screen everything and only allow the reading of novels written by Christians.  My stand on this has always been to train children to "think" about the author's message in relation to what God says in His Word.  Children need to be taught how to think about and dialogue what they are reading in regards to God's Word in order to form a Godly Worldview that they can defend on their own.  Chuck Colsen has said it well in his support of using great literature of all kinds in and out of the classroom.

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