I just got back from vacation, during which time I managed to get through part of Dr. Thomas Korcok’s “Forward to the Past” (see Links). It’s an excellent read. One of the things that struck me as relevant to this project was the link between baptism and a liberal arts education. The point is made that through baptism all Christians have equal status before God, and therefore a liberal arts education should be accessible to everyone. If I didn’t believe it before, I certainly am convinced now that a classical Lutheran school in K-W, if it’s God’s plan that there be one, should definitely be available to all Christian families, regardless of income level. Nowadays it goes without saying that education should be accessible to all races and colours, and to both genders. However, if a family desires a Christian education for its children, the cost of private education can be a barrier. I’m not sure if it is possible to completely overcome this — the money to fund the school has to come from somewhere. But I think we need to approach this with the attitude that in principle, all Christian children deserve an education that would enable them to understand scripture, to eloquently defend and explain the faith, and to be fully-equipped to carry out the mandate that Christ gave them in Matthew 28:18-20. The goal is not to start some kind of elite school that only the rich kids could attend. A classical Lutheran education is rigorous and will produce well-educated children. There is this generally accepted idea that a good education has to be so expensive that only the rich could afford it. But not only the wealthy deserve a good education. This is for everyone. We need to find a way to make it accessible to the average Christian family.

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