Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"The Re-Integrated Family and the Return of Love"

"It should go without saying that the worldview of modernism did not consider the priority of the family and community, while it built its schools, churches, universities, and corporations. The combination of the dissolution of family farms and businesses, the corporate job for father, and another corporate job for mother, the rise of a "teaching class," the segregation of the children into classrooms by age, and non-interactive forms of entertainment (such as television and video games), all served to undermine the vision God had for families. God's vision for education was about relationship, discipleship, mentorship, life integration, and character development. "You shall teach your children my Words as you sit in your house, as you walk by the way, as you rise up, and as you lie down" (Deut. 6:7). But, as a bad worldview worked through the industrial revolution and the modern educational systems, it became impossible to pull off this kind of discipleship, and the end result is a corruption of family relationships and education, and a badly crippled faith."

Click on the link above to read the rest of this excellent article by Kevin Swanson.