For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lordâ€™s glory, as the waters cover the sea. —Â Habakkuk 2:14 (HCSB)
I didnâ€™t want a career in the university world. Thatâ€™s not how you were expecting this devotional to start, is it?
My original intention when I began studying physics as a university freshman was to become a high school physics teacher. Then, I became involved in campus ministry (with my weeknights full of meetings and my backpack full of gospel tracts) and fell in awe over Bible passages like the one above. Godâ€™s glory, I came to learn, is the purpose for which we are created, and his people need servants to help them live out that purpose. This, I learned was the foundation of Christian ministry.
But while I had learned a good foundation of Christian ministry, I had not embraced a wide enough scope: I thought that the only meaningful way I could live out this ministry was to be a pastor, missionary, or campus ministry staff member. By my junior year, I was fairly certain that meant I needed to head to seminary after graduating. One question haunted me in the midst of this certainty: What am I supposed to do with my love for physics, and for seeing others enjoy it? [Read more…] about Navigating Beginnings: Glory-Seeking Ministry in the Academic Life (Scholarâ€™s Compass)