by Tina Olesen
I recently visited Westminster Chapel and the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC) in Toronto. I’m so grateful for their warm welcome and for the opportunity to see what God is doing on the other side of the country.
The mission of the EICC, as stated on their website, is “… to train and equip Christians in the areas of Christian apologetics, missiology, and the cultural mandate. Our goal is to assist Christians in bringing all things, in every area of life and thought, into captivity to Christ.”
The EICC founder and pastor of Westminster Chapel, Rev. Dr. Joseph Boot, speaks to the importance of Christian education. His article, The Myth of Neutrality (Part 1 and Part 2), makes the case that “a neutral education is philosophically, theologically, and functionally impossible; the very attempt to generate such an approach is unfaithful to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
His latest book, The Mission of God: A Manifesto of Hope, contains a chapter on “The Christian Mandate to Educate.”
On the EICC blog, current educational issues are addressed from a Christian perspective, such as a response to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s action plan, “Building Bridges: Queer Families in Early Childhood Education.”
In a culture that is increasingly paganized, the EICC presents a comprehensive case for the claims of Christ and for the incomparability of the Christian worldview. “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD…”
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