Why Are We Students?
We study in order to
understand Godâ€™s good creation
and the ways sin has distorted it,
so that, in Christâ€™s Power, we may
bring healing to persons and the created order.
As Godâ€™s image-bearers we are preparing
to exercise responsible authority
in our task of cultivating the creation
to the end that all people and all things may
joyfully acknowledge and serve
their Creator and true King.
— The Student Creed byÂ Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby (Learning for the Love of God: A Studentâ€™s Guide to Academic Faithfulness.Â Brazos Press, 2014, 112-113).
The Student CreedÂ was among the resources which my wife Theresa and I wove into The Intellectual/Conceptual PathwayÂ (Manheim Brethren in Christ Church, 8/3/2014). The presentation (video) serves as the third in the local congregation’s developing Hunger & Thirst:Â The Many Unique Ways We Connect With GodÂ series, based upon Gary Thomas’ Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God (Zondervan, 2010).