Education Isn’t Knowledge Transfer

I’ve blogged on this before, so just a quick thought here: education isn’t the transfer of facts from one person’s mouth (or pen, or computer) to another person’s brain. Education is the process by which people mature in their worship of Jesus Christ.

Be it in the sphere of math, science, art, or economics, the purpose of all the disciplines – more, all of life! – is for the glory of Christ Jesus the Lord. True education pursues this end, and aims for whole-person worship rather than an A+ on a stolen test.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

2 Responses to Education Isn’t Knowledge Transfer

  1. mtsweat says:

    So true… all knowledge, truth, and wisdom is His. Thanks for the reminder.

    • B Treece says:

      Hey, MT! Good to hear from you again!

      Yes, this was an old idea that took a slightly new shape after teaching and learning in Uganda. I was educator and educat-ed, and I was the “teacher!”

      Too many schools think that education is facts, numbers, and skills; and it certainly starts there, in a sense. But it’s more, always more.

      Keep in touch,

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