encouragement love

Is there anything more wonderful than …

God’s love? 

He loved and knew you before he created you , before he created time. 

To a rebellious people who rejected him and killed his prophets, he bled and died to satisfy judgment and to preserve his holiness.  To those that reject his sacrifice, he still causes the sun to shine upon them and the rains to raise their crops.  He calls them through his faulty saints, his word, the majesty of his creation, and the force of conscience. 

He loves us patiently and is slow to anger.  He calls us to return his love and devotion and to love each other selflessly.  Though he is the ageless, almighty, creator of all things seen and unseen, he humbled himself to be born a child to a peasant couple in a backwater province on the outskirt of the Roman empire.  To make sure we didn’t miss the point, he was born among the squalor of livestock, with no servants, not even a bed. Instead of a king, to the world he appeared a bastard child.  He demonstrated what it means to humble oneself for purposes of serving and loving those that do not deserve it.  He calls us to demonstrate that same love in all areas of our lives and to all people. 

By this all will know

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The Start of the End of Real Education in Schools

For those of you who have not heard of John Dewey, there is an excellent summary of his role in shaping the modern view of public education in this country at American Thinker today.  It can be found here.

I’ve seen other writers complain that Christians often place too much blame on Dewey for the removal of religion in schools.  While that may be the case, I think the most telling Dewey quote is one that is not included in the linked article.  In Roland Nash’s book “The Closing of the American Heart: What’s Really Wrong with America’s Schools”, he quotes Dewey as follows:

“…faith in the prayer-hearing God is an unproved and outmoded faith.  There is no God and there is no soul.  Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion.  With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead and buried.  There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes.”