Praying to hold, know and be free

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To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8: 31-32) People often quote the second verse, not knowing it’s Jesus.  As always, it is worth paying attention to the context.  To be a disciple … Read More

Praying to not leave

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From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” … Read More

Q and A with Pastor John Lee: A Response to “Why We Cover Silage Piles”

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We were pleased to receive considerable positive feedback regarding Pastor John Lee’s sermons on Christian Education. Below are a selection of the thought-provoking questions from readers and responses by Pastor Lee. Thank you for engaging with CACE as we question and explore the challenging role of Christian Education and strive “to narrow that gap between the ideal and reality” as … Read More

Called to be Salt: Is Christian Education Engaging or Abandoning the Mission Field?

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In Matthew 5, Jesus delivers the Sermon on the Mount calling Christians to be salt and light to the world. Salt, an ancient world preservative, must be worked in to food to be truly effective, remaining an individual compound but aggressively involved in the decaying matter. In his message, Pastor John Lee asks, “are our Christian Schools missional organizations, preparing … Read More

Why We Cover Silage Piles or The Case for Christian Education

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Why should the church work so hard to support uniquely Christian Education? When times are tough, and money is tight, why are we making sacrifices to send our children to Christian schools? Drawing from Colossians 1: 15-23, Pastor John Lee addresses the creational and covenantal roots that ground the case for Christian Education, and why the church continues to champion … Read More

Excuses: A Reflection on “Calling” from Jeremiah 1: 4-10

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The problem with certain questions is that they tend to assume too much.   “When will you be starting a family of your own,” the well-meaning aunt asks the recently married couple, assuming first that these newlyweds will surely want to have children and second that their marriage to one another is somehow not already its own family.  “Who was … Read More

What Is Your Best Interview Question? The Results Are In

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In March we asked you to share the best interview questions you use when hiring teachers. The results are in, and the top answers have been compiled below! “If your students were asked, ‘Do you remember Miss DeJong?’ at a reunion some years hence, what would you like them to say about you?” “Is there a question for which you’ve … Read More

CACE Introduces Senior Fellows

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The Center for the Advancement of Christian Education (CACE) at Dordt University is pleased to announce the hiring of three senior fellows: Dan Beerens, Chad Dirkse, and Paul T. Neal. As recognized experts in the philosophy and practice of Christian schooling, CACE senior fellows represent a variety of fields and capacities. Fellows will assist in CACE’s mission of helping innovate, … Read More