Q: What is this?

Any attempt to define a subject is an attempt to get at the heart of what that subject is. For instance: “What is human language?” or “What is math... at bottom... beyond the symbols?” These are very difficult questions to answer—especially for the non-Christian. The Christian, however, knows that God is the source of all things and that He has given us everything we need for life. That means all the subjects we so depend on in life (math, grammar, science—the arts, even) are from Him (Romans 11:36) and will ultimately reflect Who He is. The Christian educator can fearlessly pursue questions like “What is math?” and know that deep in the answer is the mind of a loving and wise Creator who has “given us all things that pertain to life.”

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