Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve explored the question of just how long it takes to earn a Nobel prize (and the implications for representation). This week I want to take up a similar theme from a different angle. One of the big headlines was the announcement of a room temperature superconductor.
Waiting reminds us that were not center of the universe
There is no more relevant place to demonstrate patience with others than the competitive world of the academy. The Spirit’s patience is needed, for example, to answer a hostile questioner during the reading of a paper, or the snide comment of a colleague who believes our work is a waste of time.
As you look to the future and to unknown challenges in your own life, remember to wait for the Lord and be strong in the power of his might.
When Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus (InterVarsity Press, 2014) came to my attention, the theme resonated with me both “on” and “off” campus. So I dropped C. Christopher Smith an email to see if he would be open to an interview and a visit to South Central Pennsylvania. Chris responded with a resounding, […]