Lost “Christian” Schools

A friend of mine recently took a job at an Episcopal school in the (American) South. Their website explains “What It Means to be an Episcopal School” like this:

The work of [school name] is steeped in the graceful spirit of the
Episcopal Church belief statement, which describes a “God of creation,
redemption and constant presence and love.”

Later, they expound further:

[School] is committed to diversity, seeking to be inclusive of all faiths. As an Episcopal school, spirituality is practiced using the form and traditions of the Episcopal Church. It is our intention that if you come to this school and identify yourself as a Catholic, Methodist, Muslim, Jew, or any other faith or denomination, you will find your own faith enhanced and your own loyalties confirmed.

Hmm. So . . . the entire page on beliefs never mentions Jesus Christ once, and only describes God as one of “creation, redemption, and constant presence and love.” This is a description with with non-Trinitarians (Unitarians, Muslims, Jews) can also agree, and that’s the design here. Even worse, their teaching is so unclear on Christ that it enhances even pagan faith.

Is This “Christian” School Christian at All?
All of this begs the question: how can this school call themselves “Christian” at all? They don’t even name Christ in their public creed!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for respecting people of other religions, but enhancing their faith? No way. That’s not in the job description of a Christian school, unless “Christian” has been so moronized that it means nothing more than belief in your own god – oh wait, that’s what it means here.

Christians schools like this are “Christian” in name only, but they shouldn’t take Christ’s name at all. They ought to call themselves something far more vague, like, “Center for Universal Edification” or “School of Your Own Personal Religion.”

Cash or Christ (Not Both)
We ought to finally remember – and be warned – that you cannot love both God and money. You have to choose whom you will serve. Sadly, for schools like this one, temporary cash too often trumps the eternal Lord of the universe.

Administrators want a fat bottom line more than a faithful front line. I can think of no other reason that such schools would aim to support pagan religions. God, be merciful to us and bring repentance.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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