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Restorative Justice: A Theology of School Discipline

Dr. Kevin Brockberg, August 2016. How does a Three Strikes or Zero Tolerance mantra square with your theology? As clever quips, they appeal as swift solutions to misbehavior in schools. However, transgression followed by penalty/punishment never resolves; in God?s design only a gracious Savior could draw wayward humankind back into fellowship with Him. Restorative Justice pitches two questions to prompt offenders to redress wrongs, pursue just behavior, and return fully restored in the fellowship of school community. Explore school discipline that is Gospel-aligned and mercy-driven.