Monday, January 14, 2013
Conviction from Grad School
It’s powerful to ponder on the deepest thoughts of God, but if we never leave the fortress of the classroom or library, we miss the purpose of our study. Jesus, the greatest theologian to ever live, still said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) It’s also powerful to be involved in the lives of people and minister to their needs, but if we don’t academically build a foundation on the precepts of God, we simply form earthly friendships rather than eternal bonds. Jesus reached out to the poor, marginalized, and broken, but Jesus still said, “…Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
What is your vision for the Kingdom and its mission? If you only peek through the lens of theology, your vision is lacking. If you only gaze through the lens of ministry, your vision is blurry. Remember, “Theologians who don’t engage in ministry aren’t good Theologians, and Ministers who don’t study theology aren’t good Ministers.”
Study. Minister. Succeed.