You’ve seen the articles:
“What every driver should know how to do.”
“What every parent should know how to do.”
“What every student should know how to do.”
The idea is that just as there are certain things we should know, as in facts or figures or cultural literacy, there are certain things we should also know how to do.
For example, every driver should know how to fill up their gas tank, check the oil, and change a tire (we’ll assume that because they have a license, they know how to drive – no jokes, please).
Yet such matters are different than knowing about cars.
What we’re talking about is the practical knowledge needed if you are going to drive one.
Okay, now that we’ve got the set-up, here’s the question:
Does this apply for someone hoping to follow Christ?
This isn’t talked about much. We outline a great deal about what a Christian should know theologically (about Jesus, the cross, the Bible), and what they should feel personally (forgiven, blessed, united), but not much about what a Christian should be able to do.