Dr. R. Scott Clark doubles as an ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA) and as a professor of Church History at Westminster Seminary California (WSC). I follow his blog primarily to perceive the Reformed winds in light of my non-Reformed background. Truth be told, Dr. Clark’s writing takes an unique approach given his confessional background. The Reformed and Presbyterian wing of the church adhere to several Orthodox, historic confessions, creeds, and catechisms from the universal church. Now I use the word Orthodox rather than conservative because the latter term has political and cultural baggage.
The link to this post is quite eye-opening. Dr. Clark examines his educational upbringing in comparison to that of the Millennials. He makes some pointed observations that might come off abrasive and even antiquated. Stick with the piece to the end. Dr. Clark’s perspective on education has merit in light of our post-modern infused educational system. On some level, there is no turning back only going forward; however, what are the hidden costs of moving forward into the digital age with learning? When I substituted for LAUSD for less than twelve months, I saw quite a few of the younger generation incapable of writing a simple sentence let alone a complex or a compound-complex one. I thought about these kids “writing” cover letters for jobs and essays for college applications. Will they be able convey themselves accurately in their writing? It is a haunting question to consider.