Young children are sponges. They absorb everything: language, ideas, and customs. As they mature, they continue to absorb, but they also gain the capacity to judge new information. They are becoming independent. Maturity and independence do not come easily or quickly, however; they are the products of a lifelong search for truth in humility before God. Nor is independence optional. We have a moral responsibility to hold fast to God’s truth and not succumb to the pressures and assumptions of the world. At this year’s Education Conference, Gutenberg College invites you to explore with us the challenge of teaching and finding independence of mind.