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Christian Education It Takes a Team

August 01, 2002

Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders this month are turning their attention to a new school year, and they’re not alone.

Committees are meeting, and boards are busy caring for physical plants and the needs of faculty they supervise. Parents are strategizing how they can work out tuition costs. And teachers are getting ready for that first day of the new school year.

It’s a team effort of home, school, and Church. From youngest to oldest, everyone is—and should be—involved.

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Can you Swing it?

August 01, 2002

I remember when a quarter got you a gallon of gas. A buck scored you a gallon of ice cream. And $4,107.45 paid for a new 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL (I have my grandpa’s old car parked in my garage—the sticker price still in the glovebox).

These days, a quarter may get you enough gas to mow a putting green; a buck will land you a cone at 31 Flavors (but don’t expect any ice cream); and for four grand, let’s just say your wheels won’t be the envy of everyone at school.

Blaring Walls & Falling Trumpets?

August 01, 2002

My kindergarten/preschool students in the Sutherlin, Ore., Adventist School just got through marching around the “Walls of Jericho.”

They did it six silent times, then shouted. It’s a great Bible story we adults often regard as childish.

But as my kids marched those seven days, I began wondering what must have been going through the minds of the original marchers.