- Created: Monday, 10 December 2018 12:14
‘What is this, winter in the middle of summer?’
‘I know it’s crazy!’
But when the temperature just rises a little, over time…well that’s manageable and no fodder for small talk. You’d be a right bore to make small talk with the mums at the school drop off about how evenly the temperature is rising! What our bodies do is adjust to the rise in temperature and accept the new conditions.
What’s this all got to do with raising kids to be godly or being purposeful in our ministry to kids?
Our western, democratic societies are gradually raising the heat against Christianity and it’s easy for us to comfortably adapt, lower our expectations and relinquish our space to others who speak louder.
We are not seeing outrageous, sudden spikes in persecution against Christ in our societies, but we are seeing a slower, gradual shrinking of the breathing space of Christ and his church in those societies.
I’ve got three examples in the past week that have had media coverage in Australia and which directly affect our kids.
- Principals wanting to remove Religion from high schools
- Primary School Principals removing the Scripture ‘default’ and instead requiring parents to choose between Scripture, Ethics or nothing upon enrolment
- Government seeking to pass legislation that will prevent Christian schools from discriminating over who they employ = Christian schools won’t be able to reject gay teachers.