Jones on children

I’m much more concerned about raising decent but soulless children, children with that blank unconscious stare who run in tight grooves, completely lacking in passion for anything grand and beautiful.

Douglas Jones
Angels in the Architecture: A Protestant Vision for Middle Earth
Chapter 11, Nurturing Fat Souls

6 Responses

  1. Oh, I get it, he is saying he is concerned, i.e. doesn’t *want* to raise such children.

  2. Jones also has an essay in To You and Your Children that says the Reformed tradition has veered too rationalistic, and we need to recover living a grateful, joyful life enjoying God in order to pass on a culture to our children that will stick. Between that essay (and the whole book, which I realized is really about the nature — spiritually — of children) and the conference CDs and Cindy’s recent posts, my head is swimming with connections waiting to be made! 🙂

    Gretchen, yes, I have that book and it is Jones.

  3. Douglas Jones didn’t say that, did he? Was he quoting someone else?

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