Why the Church Educates

September 7, 2023

Why the Church Educates

We educate for reading the scripture and for service. Paul Emerson urges us to educate for eternity. Children getting good jobs or going to college is not the central aim (though it is not excluded). Since all wisdom and knowledge come from Christ, education is ultimately Christology. Learning how to read scripture is not just a matter of learning to read words in the early grades. For example, the study of literature and genre in high school or college also provides valuable training. The conversation ranges across the role of postsecondary bible schools as well as K-12 education.

Episode Guest Info

Paul Emerson

Paul Emerson is a long-term pastor who also serves in publishing and education. He helped start a number of Christian Schools. Paul teaches at Elnora Bible Institute, works as a biblical counselor, and edits the Sword and Trumpet magazine. He and is wife Gail reside in southern Indiana.

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Episode Host

Marlin Sommers

Marlin and Meredith live with their five precious children in southeast Tennessee. Marlin has been trained in philosophy and carpentry, and enjoys pushing into other areas, such as mechanics and biblical Greek. Marlin works at Kingdom Channels and Anabaptist Perspectives in finance, communications, and other roles that are harder to describe. He is slowly endeavoring to put his public brain on his website marlin.work.

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