by Jeff Dykstra
As Christians, we are rightly thankful for what has been brought to us by the letter C, the letters A, B, and the letters D through Z, through which we may read the word of God. Our culture, too, so highly values the ability to read and write that it supports the public school teaching of those skills, as well as the related skills of listening, speaking, viewing (the “reading” of visual images), and representing (communicating through visual images). We have even stronger reasons for valuing language and communication, since we know a personal God, who communicates his love and glory to us, so how does a Reformed teacher live out his faith, and enable his students to live out their faith, in the language arts classroom?
Well, unsurprisingly, given the title, there are (at least) six different things that make the Reformed language arts classroom distinct, all beginning with the letter C.