State Neutrality

School starts today in our school district.  In honor of this day, here is a post from Ronald Reagan.

Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted if religious exercises are held to be impermissible activity in schools, religion is placed at an artificial and state-created disadvantage… Refusal to permit religious exercises is seen not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism.

Ronald Reagan

Do You Know Christ, or Do You Just Know a Lot about Him?

It is well to be acquainted with all the doctrines and principles of Christianity. It is better to be acquainted with Christ Himself. It is well to be familiar with faith, and grace, and justification, and sanctification. They are all matters pertaining to the King. But it is far better to be familiar with Jesus Himself, to see the King’s own face, and to behold His beauty.

J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)