‘And God blessed [mankind] and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” … The LORD God took the man and put him in the […]
The most common reaction I get when I tell people I am an archaeologist, is ‘I always wanted to be an archaeologist when I was little!’ Since most people later leave that dream behind and find more useful things to do, I sometimes find myself pondering why it is worthwhile to engage in archaeology. After the first excitement of the prospect of digging up treasures has worn away (probably after weeks of finding nothing whilst digging in rock-hard clay in the scorching sun, or alternatively sloppy, slippery clay in the pouring rain), why would a Christian have an interest in pursuing an academic career in archaeology at all?
What does it mean to present yourself approved, a worker unashamed? Ken Litwak wraps up his Scholar’s Compass series on integrating faith and biblical study.
Teachers have significant influence through what they say. There are at least two spheres in which this warning from James is important to me: the church and the classroom.
As a scholar, the Bible is an object for analysis; as a Christian, the Holy Spirit through Scripture analyzes and speaks to me.