However, I'm glad I gave it a chance to the end, as he actually proposed a solution based on the rabbinical method. Christian education should not merely be knowledge of doctrinal statements. Rather it should be a process of spiritual development. He argued that Christian training should not consider itself successful unless it results in a changed student.
This has challenged me as a Christian teacher to make sure my curriculum involves a lot of students reflecting on their own development. Only if they are committed to spiritual change will it actually happen.
Another thing I gained from this book was that I need to read unChristian by David Kinnaman.