On a New York street corner, Alexandra, 15, smoked a cigarette while talking to an interviewer: “There is a monotonous undertone of the entirety of life, you know? What is there to do? There’s nothing even to look at.”
Kids today are bored and passive, even with entertainment all around. They are, as one writer described them, “passion-impaired.” Christian school teachers have the antidote: being conveyors of awe. Awe is a practice, a skill that Christian schools ought to teach as rigorously as they do core subjects.