The issues of “rules” in a Christian day school setting have been discussed for many years. Now with a full generation or more of “products” since the great explosion of evangelical Christian day schools hit our country in the 70′s and 80′s, many are being forced to admit that most of us would not want to attend the reunions of our graduating classes as we’d feel horrifically out of place. In other words, the “rules” really didn’t make that much of a difference.
Mike Durning has written a thought-provoking article for those who still think that “rules” and “standards” help produce good Christians. When I first began raising similar questions nearly twenty years ago, I was considered a renegade and a “liberal”. Mike does a great job of making his case and if you are part of a school that seems to be “rules-oriented”, may I suggest you read his essay and follow the ones that will be released over the next few days.
You can find it HERE.