Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools?
Author: Douglas Wilson
|"Excused Absence is stimulating reading, and parents . . . need to think through its counsel . . . We should repent for past sins and try, with God's grace, not to start a new sequence of wrongs. Doug Wilson teaches us to think through biblical ways of starting anew." (Marvin Olasky, Editor, World, from the Foreword)|
"With all the gentility and tact of a desert prophet, Douglas Wilson explains why Christian parents must say to their 'educational' taskmasters, 'Let our children go.' This book will convict, and I pray stop countless parents from rendering to Caesar the things that are God's-their children." (R.C. Sproul, Jr., Editor of Tabletalk)
"Douglas Wilson provides us as Christians with a challenging and insightful call to radical thinking concerning the means for shaping the worldview of our children. In the age-old war between Jerusalem and Athens, he has called upon embattled Jerusalem to surround and conquer." (Fritz Hinrichs, Classical Tutor)
"In this tiny volume, Douglas Wilson makes the case for Christian education so strongly that, aside from willful disobedience to God's Word, Christian parents have no reason to continue educating their children in officially agnostic public schools." (Marlin Detweiler, Veritas Press)
God calls Christian parents to raise their kids for Him, loving Him with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind. But does this divine calling require a distinctively Christian education? Should Christian parents send their kids to public schools as "salt" and "light" or should they take their kids out of public schools to form distinctively Christian schools and home schools dedicated to holding forth Christ as Lord of all? Because our kids belong to God, are we called to surround them with a biblical worldview from the time they get up to the time they go down, including the hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.?.
Excused Absence is a powerful book that points Christian parents to a better way to educate their children. It is sure to inspire and motivate the growing Christian schooling and home schooling movements for many years to come.
1 The True Starting Point
2 How We Got Here
3 Getting to the Root
4 Nothing but the Truth
5 For Goodness' Sake
6 A Real Beauty
7 Nurture and Admonition
8 With All Your Mind
9 Every Thought Captive
10 Be Careful What You Ask
11 Where Judgment Must Begin
12 Objections Overruled
13 Teach Your Children Well
14 Pitfalls to Avoid
15 Can Do
16 The Covenantal Context
17 Our All in All
Physical Info: 0.43" H x 8.45" L x 5.52" W (0.43 lbs)
Carton Quantity: 84
ISBN: 0970224516 EAN: 9780970224514
Publisher: Canon Press
US SRP: 10.95 US
Pub Date: October 01, 2002
Douglas Wilson is pastor of Christ Church (CRE), helped to found the acclaimed Logos School, and is a Senior Fellow at, and a found of, New St. Andrews College. He is editor of Credenda/Agendamagazine, contributor to Ligonier Ministry's Tabletalk magazine, author of Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and The Paideia of God and Other Essays on Education, editor of Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education, and coauthor of Classical Education and the Home School.
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