Many students at Christian schools are apt to define themselves as “real Christians,” in contrast with all the mediocre, lukewarm, fake and nominal Christians who are “out there,” ruining it for the rest of us.
Conceiving of the world in such a way crushes the possibility of moral development. There is a better way of presenting the world, mediocrity and piety to students.
Joshua Gibbs is the editor of FilmFisher, a frequent contributor at the CiRCE Institute, and a teacher of great books at Veritas School in Richmond, VA. He has been labeled “insane” by two Pulitzer Prize– winning poets and once abandoned a moving vehicle for fear of his life. He married a girl he fell in love with in high school and has two daughters, both of whom have seven names.