Phillip Kirsch's article, "Personal Interaction: The Missing Ingredient in Christian Education" (Journal of Christian Education, vol. 3, no.1) forms the basis of this article. Kirsch drew on three lines of evidence to demonstrate that the problem with Christian education is a lack of personal interaction. In this article, Ms. Smallbones argues that Kirsch's evidence is pragmatic rather than biblical and doesn't form a good criterion for evaluation. She agrees that something is wrong and suggests the real problem is a fear of letting the Holy Spirit control.