Interview with Douglas Wilson on New Saint Andrews College
After around 20 years of being integrally involved at NSA (helping it launch, serving on the board, instructing, etc.), what are the most important lessons you have learned? The central thing I have learned is something I (somehow) knew instinctively at the beginning of the process, but I have seen it reinforced over and over again. It is the truth that everything hangs together in Christ. Christ is the integration point of all knowledge. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, not the end of it. Everything is connected. Everything relates to everything else, but this is only possible because Jesus rose from the dead. Owen Barfield once said of C.S. Lewis that what he thought about everything was contained in what he said about anything. This is what it means to have a fully integrated worldview, and for a Christian college it is absolutely essential to be engaged in the process of instilling this kind of worldview in the students.
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