January 9, 2013
God Never Left the Classroom
Adam Hamilton, Huffington Post
One reaction to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been a call to "put God back in the schools." I even heard one person suggest that the violence that happened in the school was because "we took God out of public schools." As a pastor I have a deep desire to lead people to God and encourage people to pray, read the Bible, and carry their faith into every part of their lives. But I've got a few questions about "putting God back in the schools."
In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing. When my kids were growing up I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care...