Since my brief entrance into classical Christian education I have been engaged in an ongoing conversation about the place of spiritual formation in schools. Concerned parents and other stakeholders have conveyed their sincere trepidation about the intense academic approach to Christian education. Debates and theological distinctions have their place, but what matters to many parents is spiritual growth, which, for them, means the cultivation of Christ-like character, not necessarily deep theological knowledge. Are our schools simply straining at theological gnats? Shouldn’t we just teach our students to be like Jesus?