Sometimes to be creative you have to give yourself permission to not be outstanding.

— James K. A. Smith

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In short, liturgies make us certain kinds of people, and what defines us is what we love.

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Education is a holistic endeavor that involves the whole person, including our bodies, in a process of formation that aims our desires, primes our imagination, and orients us to the world - all before we ever start 'thinking' about it

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Our Christian faith - and correlatively, our account of apologetics - is tainted by modernism when we fail to appreciate the effects of sin on reason. When this is ignored, we adopt an Enlightenment optimism about the role of a supposedly neutral reason in the recognition of truth.

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We all - whether naturalists, atheists, Buddhists, or Christians - see the world through the grid of an interpretive framework - and ultimately this interpretive framework is religious in nature, even if not allied with a particular institutional religion.

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Whenever science attempts to legitimate itself, it is no longer scientific but narrative, appealing to an orienting myth that is not susceptible to scientific legitimation.

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What if education wasn't first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?

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What if the primary work of education was the transforming of our imagination rather than the saturation of our intellect?

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