When the Center Holds

“Institutions worthy of respect and honor derive their respectability from that which is ultimately sacred. The Bible teaches us that creaturely holiness is derivative and that we are to be holy because He is holy (1 Pet. 1:16). All sanctity in Israel derived from the Holy of Holies. This is why respect for any human institution depends upon what that society considers to be ultimately holy. And this is why all attempts at educational reformation will fail apart from reformation of worship. If we will not honor the center, then why on earth would we care to honor the periphery?” (The Case for Classical Christian Education, p. 65).

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