AT THE CENTRE of Christian education we find a challenging balancing act. We believe that God bestows wisdom on people inside and outside of the church, but we also know that human beings, biased against the living God,
are prone to suppress the truth about him. This paradox
leads Christians all too often to lapse into uncritical
accommodation or to retreat into hypercritical isolation.
It’s when we get this balance just right that Christian
higher education finds its distinctive calling.
Take social science as an example. It’s crucial that
students get a feel for the excitement, the insight,
the necessity and even the romance of good social
science. Sociology, one of these sciences, undertakes
the scientific study of society. But, just under the
surface, an overwhelming majority of sociologists are
pursuing a secular yet “spiritual” vision of the greatest
“In the space
education finds its
own sacred project.”
A WORLDVIEW ALWAYS STANDS
BEHIND STUDIES IN SOCIAL
SCIENCE. BUT WHOSE SACRED
PROJECT ARE WE INVESTING IN?
Project of the