Josh Harris: Encouraging Unity Among the Educational Camps

One of the most common divisions between people in the church is over the education choices of families. There are generally four camps: public school, private school, home school, or all of the above. Most often identify only the first three camps. There are strong arguments and legitimate Scriptural arguments that are made from every side which is precisely why this can become so divisive in the church. To that end, I share with you Josh Harris speaking to his church about this issue.

I would place myself in the camp that Harris calls “the saved by grace” camp. I do not share this because I view this as a particular problem in our church, but it is, in general, an issue in the evangelical church.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I wonder if Harris will do the same thing with the two camps he has created with his books on kissing dating goodbye and courtship. Those books seemed to make kissing dating goodbye and courtship as the more godly approach to finding a mate. Harris pointed out in these books all the defects of dating but didn’t explain the defects of courtship.

    Harris did give a few messages a few years ago pointing out problems he had in his own church with kissing dating goodbye/courtship but hasn’t shared these problems on his website.

    I have a blog that comments on the groups/courtship system that Harris promotes.

    http://www.ikdg.wordpress.com
    I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness?

    Steve

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  2. Posted by adamtisdale on June 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Fair enough. I am familiar with his books, but personally never bought wholesale into the concepts. I am not particularly familiar with the resulting camps.

    Regardless of that, Harris should apply the Gospel message to that issue as he does the educational one. But, we should apply to ourselves first and foremost – then and then alone we can address areas of weakness or areas of concern in others.

    I have no particular connection with Harris or even Sovereign Grace, but I did appreciate his comments on this particular issue that is often present in the church.

    I certainly will visit your blog and read a bit. Thanks for leaving your comment.

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