Are Christian High Schools Promoting Contemplative Spirituality?
In a few weeks, high schoolers will be returning to school, and many of them will be going to Christian high schools. Are Christian schools falling into the snare of contemplative/emerging spirituality as are Christian colleges and seminaries? And how many unknowing, devoted parents are placing their teens in harms way all the while thinking their children are safe and secure? Before sending your kids back to school this fall, make sure you ask to see a list of books that will be used in class and also required lists for extra reading. If you see the names of contemplatives and emergents on those lists, it might be a good idea to find out what that school’s position is on spirituality and spiritual formation.
Some popular contemplative authors used for high schoolers are Rob Bell, Annie Dillard, Max Lucado, Philip Yancey, and Brother Lawrence.