Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Dark Ages descend upon Eugene's 4-j schools

Read the KEZI story here

 It's hard not to feel like we are facing a new Dark Ages. In those times, the monasteries were places of refuge and learning. I wonder how, today, churches might serve to "pick up the slack." That is, as music and languages and other programs are threatened, might our churches become sanctuaries/outposts for such education?

Back in Charlemagne's day, the "cathedral school" came into being. Many eventually evolved into universities. The liberal arts are critical for a free society. If we hope to preserve the humanities for future generations, it looks like the job will depend on people who do not worship mammon, but still believe that truth, beauty and goodness are important to our flourishing as human beings, and our faithfulness to Christ.

"You have been treated generously, so live generously." (Matt. 10:8, The Message)

I'm ready to start sharing what I anyone else?

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