Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools

I heard on the radio this morning that the school system in Wilson County, Tennessee, is considering a proposal to teach the Bible as an historical subject or as literature. Here is an archive article from the Tennessean that covers a similar class in Hickman County, Tennessee.

There are two separate organizations that promote the teaching of the Bible in public schools. One is the Bible Literacy Project. The other is the National Council on the Bible Curriculum in Public Schools. This latter organization is endorsed by the American Family Association. The difference between the two organizations is that the Bible Literacy Project has developed a separate textbook to be used to teach the Bible while the National Council advocates the use of the Bible itself as the sole textbook. I tend to favor the National Council's approach.

Getting the Bible back into our schools would be a tremendous step in the right direction.

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