Open Enrollment in Christian Schools: Three Great Reasons

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Why have we opened the doors of enrollment at Kleinburg Christian Academy? Is it because we, like many other small Christian schools, are faced with declining enrollment and are grasping for survival at all costs? No, not at all; our doors are opened to the interested public (Christian or non-Christian) because of our understanding/interpretation of […]

The Tree of Life School

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Diversity is something that never seems to happen naturally. Because of our fallen nature, we tend to gravitate to people, places, and things that are like us. That way, we remain comfortable and in control. Everything makes sense in our limited minds. Diversity is something that is a work of the Holy Spirit. Diversity actually […]

Christian Schools and the Issue of Race

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I grew up in a very white area of West Michigan. I went to Christian schools my whole life, including Calvin College. Most of the non-white students I came into contact with on a daily basis had been adopted by white families. And though I had almost no experience with anyone who was different from […]

A Theology of Ethnic Diversity: God’s Mosaic

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There’s a lot of talk about diversity in the academic arena, in public policy, and in the marketplace. Why should Christian educators be thinking about this? The key reason is the nature of God and his creation. I believe the primary motive that drives the church to embrace ethnic diversity should be the conviction that […]

The Beauty of Diversity and the Problem of Multiculturalism

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The Beauty of Diversity and the Problem of Multiculturalism

  “Are all cultures equal?” When I ask students this question, a sharp student will usually respond by asking, “What do you mean by equal?” “All right,” I’ll say, “as Christians, can we make judgments regarding societies? Can we judge whether a culture’s practices are God honoring and reflect biblical principles?” Overwhelmingly, students—whether in high […]