Some students go on from one institution to another, making a career out of learning more and more information.
Other students find employment in the institutions and help teach the following generations.
But as a society we don't want everyone to stay in school forever.
I'm wondering if some of this can apply to church institutions.
Some Christians from some traditions emphasize classes where systems of information are taught and learned. That may be what institutions do best. Some traditions call these classes catechism classes.
Some Christians prioritize attending these catechism classes, and then decrease their attendance after they have completed these classes. Then years later they prioritize attendance for their children in these classes.
Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV) does speak of not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing. However there are a few clues that the writer of Hebrews wasn't talking about sitting in a pew listening to sermons every week forever:
Educational institutions hope that everyone become life-long learners, but that doesn't mean we want them to attend an academic institution forever.
Can we make a connection between how we approach educational institutions and Christian education? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
- pews were not invented yet
- institutional church was not invented yet
- This verse is sandwiched between two "one another" commands. Meeting together can become more about the "one anothers" when we meet together in regular life.
"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." Tom Bodett