In his book, Connected Christianity, Art Azurdia (professor of homiletics at Western Seminary) writes,
“It is disturbing that some Christians actually believe the goal of parenting is to do everything possible to keep their children disengaged from the world. I profoundly disagree. The burden of Christian parents must be to prepare their children to engage the world with a mind filled with the Scriptures, a heart aflame with love for Jesus Christ.”
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Word. I wholeheartedly agree!This is a great reminder! Thanks Pastor Bill!
I agree, and I think you covered this topic so well in your book, Gospel Powered Parenting. I've shared this with several people!
I do find Voddie Baucham's viewpoint to be worth at least a thinking through — “If we continue to send our children to Caesar for their education, we need to stop being surprised when they come home as Romans” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq_tcyPV7VgI think he goes overboard — But the risk he is talking about is very real, and what we need to find a plan to counteract. I think that academic faith doesn't become real until we see it being Salty though… And you don't get to see that until it contrasts with the culture around us. So there is a balance someplace in the middle. I haven't figured it out — I guess I better order your book. 😉