In my prior post I encouraged students who are headed toward grad school to begin their journey with a lofty end-point in mind: to grow into a person. In the Biblical sense, personhood has to do with fulfilling oneâ€™s potential as a creature who is created in the image of God. So if I stop and ask myself, Who am I? â€“ that is, who am I at the core of my existence, the answer from scripture is that I am a representation of God, a mirror image of his being. Unfortunately, this â€œimageâ€ has been damaged by the Fall, yet it remains in me and is being rebuilt, gradually, through the life-long process of discipleship.
Iâ€™d like to suggest to you that grad school should be seen as a cool adventure in Âre-imaging. Of being reshaped back into the image of God. The Apostle Paul puts it this way: â€œWe . . . are being transformed into His imageÂ with ever-increasing gloryâ€œ (2 Cor 3:18).
Here are two practical ways such re-imaging can take place in the academy, regardless of where you are in your matriculation (or teaching): [Read more…] about Headed to Graduate School: A Time of Re-imaging