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Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces. You can contact Jeremy at


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    Wow Jeremy! Tackling the nice, easy uncontroversial subjects!

    I don’t think its for anybody to tell anyone else where to send their kids to school. I believe the decision over schooling is a matter of conscience and should be dealt with according to Romans 14. I can see how the whole Christian/state/home school issue could become very divisive in churches.

    In our situation we decided that home schooling wasn’t for us and in our town that left us with two choices, either our local public school or our local Christian school which is a ministry of a large pentecostal church. (Not much of a choice ay?) We decided to go with the public school because at least in the curriculum and in the classroom it’s supposed to be neutral on matters of faith.

    (Also the teaching of Scripture [SRE} is still permitted in public schools and so its not a total spiritual wilderness!)

    Ultimately I think it’s what happens at home that has the greatest influence on a child’s spiritual life and in our choice of schooling we know we’re going to have to work that little bit harder at home.

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      Jeremy Crooks

      SRE is a blessing. It is not even available in the US public school system. We should take advantage of this more while it is still available.

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