History of Christian Education

From Vision to Reality

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"Where there is no vision the people perish." -Proverbs 29:18 The Christian school movement was born out of a vision for education that contributes to the church. In this concluding talk from the ... Read More

Shouting for the Battle

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Many of the early Christian private schools experienced legal difficulty to secure the freedom to operate. This topic will review one of those stories, and note how the visionaries of that time “sho... Read More

History: “Wisconsin vs. Yoder” Explained

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In 1972, the Amish were in the US Supreme Court defending the right to teach their children as their conscience dictated. Resulting precedents affect both our school and our constitutional rights for ... Read More

The Freedom to Educate

Contributors: Jonathan Erb | File type : Article

Nearly five decades downstream of Wisconsin v. Yoder, it can be easy to forget that the freedom to offer our children a distinctly Christian education is not a given. This article from the Pacific Sch... Read More

Unprecedented Times? The Pandemic in Its Historical Context

Contributors: Jonas Sauder | File type : Blog Post

I suppose I’ve heard the term unprecedented used more often in the last six weeks than I have in the last sixty years. I’ve used it myself. Until I realized how often it’s being misused. ... Read More

Fifty Years of Ministry

Contributors: Merna Shank | Length : 42 | File type : Audio

What was Sanford Shank’s vision when he founded Christian Light Publications in 1969? How has the ministry of Christian Light reached around the world in recent years? Hear and see how God has blesse... Read More

Education Is a Gateway: The Story of Elida Mennonite School

Contributors: Lyndon Hartman | Length : 8 | File type : Video

Born in the year of D-Day and V-E Day, Elida Mennonite School is one of the oldest private schools still operated by conservative Anabaptists. Lyndon describes how the Mennonite community built the sc... Read More

Attributes of an Anabaptist School by Jonathan Erb

Contributors: Jonathan Erb | Length : 55 | File type : Audio

What makes a school Anabaptist? Citing the examples of the earliest Anabaptists, Jonathan takes a sobering look at what our schools have to offer--and of what we must be ware.

Orbis Pictus: The Illustrated World by John Amos Comenius

Contributors: John Amos Comenius | File type : Book

In 1685, John Amos Comenius published this book in Latin and German, urging that "to exercise the senses well about the right perceiving the differences of things, will be to lay the grounds for all w... Read More

The History of Russian Mennonite Systems of Education

Contributors: Gary Reimer | File type : Article

How have Russian Mennonites responded to educational pressures from government and society? How have they embraced, and rejected, the opportunities education offers for instilling their values? In thi... Read More