Touching Lives Across the Globe -- One E-mail at a Time!
Subscribe
Hope and Encouragement For Teenagers!
  
Inspirational and Informative Teen Stories!
The Creation-Evolution Debate - Answers to your Questions
Dinos
Daily Question
News
Comic
Help for Christian Students in Secular Schools
Miracles and Science
Can we really know God on a personal level?
Can You Trust the Bible?
Suicide
Suicide 2
What to do if you find you are pregnant
Convenient option or am I murdering my baby?
I may have a drug and alcohol problem
I feel like my heart has been ripped in half!
Eating Disorders - There is help for you!
Dealing with the death of a loved one
How do you know if you have been abused?
Peer Pressure -- Don't Cave In!
Sex, Love, & Relationships
How Can I Deal With My Feelings of Depression?
Church&State
The Most Touching, Heartfelt Gift You Can Give -- Guaranteed!
Author Michael T. Powers
Author Kristi Powers
Creation News
Christian Nation?
Filter
Give the Gift of Inspiration to Others... And Yourself!
Inspirational books for sale!
Archives
Inspired Audio
Help Spread the Sunshine to Friends and Family
Our Pride and Joy!
Chase
Go on a Virtual Camping Trip With the Powers Family!
Heroes Among Us
Even writers need inspiration!
HeartTouchers.com readers share their hearts on this fateful day
Interviews with some of the best writers on the Internet!
HeartTouchers.com Writer's Guidelines
Ways to Help You Honor your Pastors
State Champions
IwoJima
Life Purpose
Site Map
E-Mail Help

If your computer doesn't
have an Internet filter
then you are playing with
fire! Click on the photo
to protect your family
from pornography!

Check out our Creation News Section!
Weekly articles, daily Q & A, and a Creation Comic!

Evolution Help 

10 TIPS for Christian students in secular classrooms


1. Before making a classroom presentation or paper, become as well-informed as possible about Creationism and the problems involved with Evolutionism. Books such as The Illustrated ORIGINS Answer Book are specially organized to make this study quick and effective.


2. In many public schools, there is a strong sensitivity against the expression of Christian religious beliefs in the classroom. Students have more latitude than teachers on this point. However, in the classroom, students are usually wise to strictly limit their comments to scientific facts, rather than dealing with biblical information or religious beliefs.


3. Don't be surprised about not being treated fairly in a public school when discussing the subject of Creationism. Be prepared to handle such treatment with a proper Christian attitude. It is an unfortunate reality that many teachers and administrators are strongly biased and misinformed on this subject. This is quite understandable. In most cases, their entire education (grade school through college) was totally one-sided on this issue.


4. Remember that students are under the authority of the teacher, even teachers who are antagonistic to Christianity. Christian students have a responsibility to respect their teacher' authority and remain courteous and respectful at all times, even if they don't agree on the subject of Evolution.


5. For best student/teacher relations, maintain a good humor about situation and stay objective. Stick to the facts. A Christian's attitude should be one of love and sensitivity toward all, including teachers. Do not resort to emotional arguments or verbal assaults. Do not belittle the beliefs of a teacher. Phrase comments and questions in a sensitive way that depersonalizes the issues. It is very unlikely that embarrassing a teacher in front of a class will produce desirable results! Information should be presented with an attitude of good will, good humor, and honest respect. Teachers are more likely to respond favorably to a good, hard-working student who is simply looking for honest answers, than to a student who appears hostile, ill-humored, poorly prepared, or who sounds like a "know it all."


6. Lend the teacher a good book on the subject, especially one which maintains scientific objectivity. Also of interest are various books critical of Evolutionism written by Evolutionists. Use of these avoids making the issue look like a religious battle.


7. Realize that all teachers and classroom situations are not the same. What may work with one teacher or school may not be effective with another.


8. Remember that the main purpose of a student in school is to learn, not to witness. However, students should remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. There are many exciting stories about how students provided the questions and information that eventually produced major changes in teachers' lives.


9. Prayer is the most important ingredient in any human endeavor. Be sure that classroom efforts are founded upon time spent in prayer. PARENTS: Take advantage of this opportunity to pray with your child concerning their Christian walk, attitudes and faithfulness.


10. Organizations that offer advice or legal help to students or teachers facing discrimination due to their belief in Creation:


Christian Legal Society - 4208 Evergreen Lane, #222, Annandale, VA 22003, (703) 642-1070
Citizens for Excellence in Education (CEE) - P.O. Box 3200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628, (714) 546-5931
Rutherford Institute - P.O. Box 7482, Charlottesville, VA 22906, (804) 978-3888
Western Center for Law & Religious Freedom - 3855 E. La Palma, Suite 124, Anaheim, CA 92621

Author: Paul S. Taylor of Eden Communications
Copyright 1995, Eden Communications, All Rights Reserved - Heart4Teens users have generous rights for putting this page to work in their homes, personal witnessing, churches and schools. 


 

Michael T. Powers on Facebook
Transfer your photographs or old home movies over to DVD all set to music that makes your memories come alive! Give the gift that will touch your family's heart and soul.
Chimney Balloon Fireplace Damper

Do you have a drafty or stinky fireplace? A Chimney Balloon fireplace damper can stop the cold draft, bad smell and save you money on your heating bill.

 

Touching Lives - One E-mail at a Time!

Author Michael T. Powers - HeartTouchers @ aol.com
Site Powered By
    BizStudio Site Manager
    Online web site design