Soul Byte: Good Question

A friend of ours recently posted this question, “Why are our children not allowed to read the Bible in school, but allowed to do so later in prison?”

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Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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2 Responses to Soul Byte: Good Question

  1. John Harper says:

    Well said, Heather!

  2. This is something to think about. However, just a point of order, students are allowed to read their Bible in school, during silent reading time, lunch, or other free time, but the teacher is not allowed to read it to the class unless it is for historical significance, or endorse one faith above the others. I don’t think we would want to have this any other way. Likewise, students can pray as much as they want in school, however the school is not allowed to have school sanctioned prayer. This respects the diversity of faith in the life of the students.

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