Young people are surrounded by media militantly
attacking biblical virtue and values. The goal of Christian education is still
to “present every man perfect in Christ,” but postmodernism declares that there
is no one right way to live. In the midst of this conflict, many Christian
school leaders are surrendering, lowering their expectations in order to bring
in more students, tolerating an atmosphere which works against the basic
purpose for which the schools were founded. Against the Tide calls the
Christian education movement back to its mission. The ideas offered in this
book are thoroughly practical. The authors have effectively implemented these
principles in their Christian schools. More important, these ideas are
thoroughly biblical in their understanding of the role of Christian education
and, in particular, of the Christian school, in helping parents to develop
Christ-like character in young people.
Randy Hurst ministered in Christian education
for 24 years. He was a teacher and coach for several years before spending 20
years in school leadership. He also served as the national field representative
for the American Association of Christian Schools for several years,
visiting and helping schools all across the country. He now serves as the
administrative pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia.
Before earning a doctorate in education, Carl
Herbster served as a Christian school teacher, coach, and administrator. Under the auspices of a Christian college, he
travelled across America serving as a consultant for hundreds of Christian schools. He served
for ten years as president of the American Association of Christian Schools. He has authored or
co-authored two other books on Christian education and many journal articles.
For over 27 years he has served as pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church in Independence, Missouri, and as president of Tri-City Christian School.
Paperback, 267 pages