Why College Matters to God Essay

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1. The author (Ostrander) emphasizes that students should not stress out over choosing a major. He tells us that what one majors in is less important than the overall qualities, knowledge base, and the skills that one develops. Ostrander also points out that a major is much less important than the skills that people gain by using a quote from an executive, “I look for people who take accountability, responsibility and are good team people over anything else. I can teach the technical.” 2. Going to a liberal arts college is like training for the Olympics without knowing what event you are going to participate in. You have to make sure that you are the best you can be in every way. You would have to be a great runner, swimmer and even…show more content…
5. The Biblical creation story applies to our lives at college. By studying his creation we grow to know God better and we learn to live Godly lives by looking at what he created us to do. Just like atheistic scientists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA by studying the creation not the Bible we can learn a lot about God and ourselves by not just reading the Bible, but also taking time to study the creation. 6. One of the ways Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden effects higher education according to Rick Orstander is because of the fall, Christians have to approach academic life with a healthy dose of uncertainty. Because of the fall, we know that people can be selfish, corrupt, mistaken and self-deluded even when they are trying to do good. With this knowledge we need to apply a “hermeneutics of suspicion” which means that we recognize that each person has some sort of biased and all want to be correct. So as Christians we should approach any truth claim with both generosity and suspicion no matter who the truth claim comes from. 7. Christian college education equips us to play a role in redeeming God’s creation to the way it was supposed to be. By studying the word of God and applying it to every aspect of our lives we are working hard to bring ourselves back to what God intended us to be. Ostrander points out that part of our task as cultural beings is to redeem
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