For 30 Years or more, people in many Western societies—especially the parents of teenagers—have been concerned about a turnaround in family dynamics that often allows young people to call the shots. An overriding emphasis on self-expression has challenged several of the well-proved, successful disciplines.

In schools, the old academic disciplines that underpin mathematics, ancient languages, and grammar are sometimes regarded as obsolete—even unimportant. And to a generation that hasn't been encouraged to know the Scriptures, the disciplines Moses and Christ Jesus taught and practiced seem less than relevant or threaten to impinge on personal freedom.

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June 13, 2005

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