As a teacher the truth behind this statement scares me – I see many people who have graduated from Bible school, seminary or college who have no spiritual discernment or wisdom, but are simply ‘Christian replicas’ of what you would expect from a secular institution full of knowledge.

“We live on words like a man who feeds himself on the menu instead of the food. The word ‘GOD’, the formula about God, is becoming more significant to us than the reality ‘GOD’.

This reality is best seen in the kind of divinity schools we Christians run. One would expect these schools to turn out persons who would cater for modern man’s thirst for God. But they have become replicas of secular schools. They have professors instead of masters and they offer scholarship instead of enlightenment. The professor teaches, the Master awakens.”

Tony De Mello