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Connecting Faith & Learning

The Three-legged Stool

A Timeless Analogy of the Relationship Between the Church, Home, and School Christian schooling has a rich heritage in Reformational communities going back to the 17th century. In 1619, Church fathers in the Netherlands got together to discuss church doctrine at the Synod of Dort. This meeting accomplished many things, especially the emphasis of the sovereignty of God. It is said that a model for how to “catechize”, or to give systematic religious instruction of the Christian doctrines in three sectors of life - the church, home, and school also came from this historic meeting. Enter the analogy of the three-legged stool. A three-legged stool is solid. It forms a triangle in which the legs are equally spaced, giving it stability. In fact, a three-legged stool is more stable than one with four legs. Geometrically speaking, the reason actually lies in the fact that it only takes three points to define a plane. Any point that is added to that plane will make it harder and harder for the plane to be stable. So if a stool with four legs was on an uneven floor it would be more prone to wobble. It is this three-legged stool that becomes a perfect analogy for biblical instruction. Our Reformed forefathers figured out the importance of Christian education being taught in three areas of a young person’s life - the church, the home, and the school. Because of this, early Christian day schooling developed in the Netherlands, and later Dutch immigrants came to the United States and Canada and founded Reformed churches and yes, Christian schools.  Geometrically speaking, the reason actually lies in the fact that it only takes three points to define a plane. I have been blessed to have been a part of this rich heritage of biblical instruction. I wa... continue reading

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