Exchanging soul for self
As I am working on a paper and beginning the process of a dissertation, a particular quote keeps coming to mind from C.S. Lewis’ The Abolotion of Man:
“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” (p.35)
I have come to believe that much of our Christian education has become entertainment, which comes from a pragmatic philosophy of education. We must consider if we are gifting our young people with a love for wisdom, the Gospel, God’s Word and learning. Or are we simply amusing them to death? Are we making “men without chests”?
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