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James K. A. Smith recently argued that there is an integral connection between the Reformed faith and Christian schooling.

And today at the Gospel Coalition blog, Brad Green looks at the virtues of classical Christian education in particular. He writes:

The best Christian education sees this task as a transformative endeavor that prepares students for (1) a meaningful, faithful, wise, virtuous life in the present, and also for (2) our ultimate destiny—to one day see God face-to-face and know him fully. Once we begin to grasp that true education is best construed as a person-forming endeavor, we are able to see more clearly the link between the gospel and education.

If you want to read an essay that provided a lot of kindling for this revival of classical education, see Dorothy Sayers’s seminal essay, “The Lost Tools of Learning” (1947).

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  1. Jordan says:

    Thanks Justin. It was through your website I believe I first came to a conviction that this is what God wanted for our kids, a classical Christian education. We found a fine school here, in Boerne TX and couldn’t be more pleased with our son’s development and especially the consistency of a God-ward focus from the teachers and staff.

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