Scattershooting = throwing ideas together to see what develops.
I’m working at rethinking our model for Christian higher education, rising out of the idea of postmodern Christianity as Christianity is exile.
I know of four models of private, religion-based education that are analogous to what I’m envisioning. These are systems that go from elementary through post-secondary & professional levels.
- Catholic schools
- Private Christian (Evangelical) schools
- Jewish schools–yeshivot, day schools
- Muslim schools–Jamia?
The only model that I’ve much familiarity with is #2. I’m not happy building my model for postsecondary education on it, for a variety of reasons.
Models 1, 2, and 4 seem unfit to me because they are not appropriate for exiles. Jewish education, on the other hand, has historically been done in exile. What can I learn about it?