Store House or Instrument?

It was educator, John Gardner, who stated

“Much education today is monumentally ineffective.  All too often we are giving your people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. We are stuffing their heads with the products of earlier innovation rather than teaching them how to innovate.  We think of their minds as a store house to be filled rather than as an instrument to be used.”

Is this also an accurate portrayal of today’s church?  If so, how?  If the church were to think of each person’s mind as an “instrument” rather than a “store house,” what would that practically look like?


~ by Dave Smith on September 24, 2008.

One Response to “Store House or Instrument?”

  1. BINGO!

    I think that is exactly what we should take away from the Willow study.

    For real maturity to take place, we’ve got to teach people how to feed themselves!

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