Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Thinking Before Doing

I continue to be astonished by the number of students taking Greek with me when they could be elsewhere debating the virtues of the Willow Creek model over the Saddleback model. Christianity requires that truth be known and not just done. Champions of the emerging philosophy of education (= pragmatism) don't stop there. The day will come when students become too intellectually lazy to grapple with cognitive concerns. Only by reading good books and wrestling with influential ideas will evangelical students develop their cognitive powers. I like to think that the study of Greek contributes to this goal. We do not ignore praxis, but cognitive studies retain their proper priority.