Editorial: The value of a Christian education
My wife is a Pepperdine University graduate, and I graduated…
John Edmerson, his wife, Felicia, and their five adult children joined The Christian Chronicle’s Editorial Board for a recent panel discussion on Christian higher education.
The online event featuring the Edmerson children — Exodus, Jewels, Jeream, Lei and Joab — followed the publication of a recent editorial by John Edmerson on “The value of a Christian education.”
“My wife is a Pepperdine University graduate, and I graduated from Southwestern Christian College,” John Edmerson wrote. “Four of our five children attended universities associated with Churches of Christ — Harding and Oklahoma Christian.
“Were there higher education institutions that were closer and cheaper? Yes,” he added. “Could we have been educated at a local community college or state school? Sure. But for our family, these things are crucial: the transmission of our family’s values and the cherishing of our spiritual heritage.”
John Edmerson is a member of the Chronicle’s Editorial Board and serves as executive minister for the Reseda Church of Christ in the Los Angeles area.
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