I grew up in rural south Alabama and attended a small Jr. High School (K-9) – which still exists today. There were less than 12 students in my grade and many of my friends rode their bikes to school or walked. The principal was my Sunday School teacher and most of the faculty attended my church. We prayed before every class (despite the Engel vs. Vitale ruling in June of 1962), read the Bible in school, and were expected to say yes sir and no ma’am to ALL adults. Failure to do so resulted in a trip to the principal’s office. There were no Christian schools around because the public school was what many would consider a “Christian school.”
One of my privileges as Associate Head of School is to conduct final interviews of all prospective teaching staff. We have had unprecedented interest this year. In my conversations with many of these prospective faculty members, I have noticed a common theme: “Mr. Mosley, as a believer serving in area public schools, I just can no longer support the complete disregard for truth and the obvious decline in moral compass.” Many are broken and looking for the opportunity to share their faith openly and finally teach God’s truth freely.
As the United States transitioned from non-regulated Christian schools to a centralized state school system in the late 1800s, Princeton theologian A.A. Hodge wrote: “It is self-evident that on this scheme, if it is consistently and persistently carried out in all parts of the country, the United States system of national popular education will be the most efficient and wide instrument for the propagation of Atheism which the world has ever seen.” In state-run schools of the U.S. today, it is no longer permitted to teach students that God speaks to humanity through the Bible. It is no longer permitted to teach students that the Bible provides a standard for social and moral order. Yet it is allowable to teach that social and moral order is “clarified” by society itself, or by individuals within that society (including oneself).
It is therefore NOT possible to educate from a value-neutral perspective. For once you have a “Godless” school, you in effect replace the One true God with the god of self (secular humanism). Now all social and moral order is defined by the individual (god) and we begin seeing the end result of “hollow and deceptive philosophies.”
Christian education and home school education are exploding across the country as Christians are now understanding this reality and many are looking for a place like Legacy. If you know of families interested in our school, please refer them to our Admissions department or our website for more information. LCA will remain a school committed to the Truth of God’s Word and the core values that are based on it.
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” (NIV)
Kevin Mosley is in his first year as Associate Head of School at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, Texas, having served the last 9 years as Upper School Principal. An innovative academic leader of 25 years, his record includes managing top-performing teams to cultivate student leaders and promote successful preparation for college and beyond. He is focused on engaging with students and educators in Christian schools and is committed to providing Christ-centered leadership through collaboration and transformational vision.
Legacy Christian Academy is Frisco's preeminent Pre-K through 12 Christian school committed to educating students in a college preparatory environment balanced in academics, athletics, and fine arts–all within the context of a biblical worldview. For more information on Legacy, visit our admissions page.