Karl Barth’s Mozart: Lessons for Christian Music Education

Posted on
Karl Barth’s Mozart

  Despite my title, “Karl Barth’s Mozart,” I should say that I am not here directly concerned with Barth or Mozart so much as what I propose are lessons for Christian music education. Specifically, I consider Barth’s thoughtful and emotional engagement with Mozart’s music and argue that Christian music educators are in a special place […]

The School House Rock

Posted on

Some of you may have the wrong impression. First you’ll notice there are no bold primary colors or catchy tunes in this article. Second, while I may sound like an old puppet in the balcony, this is not about conjunctions’ functions at any junction, nor is this article sponsored by a consonant. However, I do […]

A Reformed Christian Perspective on Education

Posted on

Is the purpose of Christian education to isolate or immunize students, to protect them from a secular culture or prepare them for it? Is it better to organize lessons by kind of literature, by history, or by theme? Should Christian schools be governed by the church, or by an association of parents? Can a Christian […]

Vision and Perspective

Posted on

Question 1 Why can’t we operate like other schools and just teach rather than having to put so much time into this vision business? Although I attended a Christian college in preparation for teaching in a Christian school, I recall that my main focus in the first few years of teaching was lesson preparation and […]

Christian Education: It is about the Children

Posted on

This article is adapted from a devotional presented at the annual general meeting of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools in November, 2009 by Leo Van Arragon, the Coordinator of Secondary Programs at OACS. Previously he worked in Ontario Christian schools in the elementary and secondary panels both as teacher and as principal.  He is […]

Christian Schooling: A Spiritual Act of Worship

Posted on

For many years, Romans 12:1–2 has been for me one of the key texts of scripture. So it surprised me when I learned just a few weeks ago how radical a text it really is. When Paul says, “offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship,” […]

Guest Editorial

Posted on

Welcome to this special issue of the Christian Educators Journal. Much of the content of this issue is drawn from the recently completed first phase of the Cardus Education Survey. We appreciate the willingness of the researchers at Cardus to share this important material with us, and we trust that it will be helpful to […]