Chapter 10 discusses various aspects of Christian education including, seminary, bible colleges, sunday school, and the history of the role of the youth pastor.
I didn’t realize that Sunday school was originally an effort to provide education for poor children. Public education now provides that service. As far as sunday school and youth ministry today, there is not a scriptural precedent for segregating gatherings according to age.
A couple of quotes:
“First-century training was hands on, rather than academic. It was a matter of apprenticeship, rather than intellectual learning. It was aimed primarily at the spirit, rather than at the frontal lobe.”
“Extensive bible knowledge, a high-powered intellect, and razor-sharp reasoning skills do not automatically produce spiritual men and women who know Jesus Christ profoundly and who can impart a life-giving revelation of Him to others.”
While not discounting the value of theology, this chapter really leaves us with the question of whether existing practices of Christian education are spiritually transformative. Have we been effective at spiritual formation and producing disciples who reproduce disciples?