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Attacks on the Christian School

According to recent ABC News,[i] “Non-government schools will be prevented from expelling gay students on the basis of their sexuality under new laws to be introduced by the Morrison Government”. The ABC quotes Prime Minister Morrison’s words: "Our Government…

The Church – School Link

July 28, 2018 - 5:18 pm in Meditations, Reformed Education

I will put enmity… (Gen. 3:15) a chosen generation … His own special people (1 Pet. 2) Which sinner, convicted of the greatness of his guilt before…

Your Calling with respect to the School with the Bible (4)

May 14, 2018 - 4:34 pm in Reformed Education

Finally, we hold on to the School with the Bible because we confess God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification. We persist with it, because our children…

Your Calling with respect to the School with the Bible (3)

May 11, 2018 - 12:49 pm in Reformed Education

Our attitude toward the School with the Bible is also determined by the second Article of our confession: We believe in God the Son and our redemption. We don’t have our school because “we want to lead our children to Jesus” Earlier on I mentioned the…

Your Calling with respect to the School with the Bible (2)

May 9, 2018 - 2:37 pm in Reformed Education

In this second instalment, Prof B Holwerda explains that we have the School with the Bible because we believe in God the Father and our Creation: God the Father and our creation: that is the first article of our confession [the Apostle’s Creed], and that…

Your Calling with respect to the School with the Bible (1)

May 7, 2018 - 10:24 pm in Reformed Education

What follows is an address by the late Prof B Holwerda to a school association meeting in 1941. [i] Having lost none of its relevance for today, it is certainly worth reading. Translated, it will be published in four instalments on this website, beginning…

Praying for Christian school teachers

April 30, 2018 - 5:58 pm in Reformed Education

This article by Jack Huizenga of the Canadian Reformed Teachers' College was published in Clarion, April 6 2018, and is republished here with the writer's kind permission. It applies as much to the FRCA and their John Calvin Schools in Australia as to the…

School and Covenant

February 24, 2018 - 10:45 am in Reformed Education

The Form for Baptism says that in all covenants there are two parts—a promise and an obligation—and two parties—God and man. Those two parties together engage in a particular task or activity; they aim to achieve a common goal. This covenant dates back…

RCN schools and the loss of church identity

There are things happening in the Dutch RCN (GKv)[i] that are clear warnings for church schools, such as our FRCA[ii] schools here in Western Australia. Ours are closed schools; the students must be members of the church (or in special cases in the process…

Luther and Schools

August 9, 2017 - 10:31 pm in Reformed Education

Luther appealed for schooling for all children – boys and girls. How modern for his time! He sought this because he was convinced that schools could help with the aim of raising children. They could do that by giving students religious instruction and teaching…