Thursday, September 10, 2009

A new semester

Today new semesters began in Composition II and Worldviews II. I loved being back in the classroom, and hope the Lord provides the grace to stay there for the whole year. My students may not feel the same way, however, once they get started on their work...

I challenged the students today with an essay by Dr. Grant (found here.) It is a good reminder for all of us in education, or in life. He says in part,
Thus, the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Confession properly begins by asserting that, "The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." The English reformers that composed that venerable tome, recognized that the beginning of any serious endeavor must necessarily be rooted in a humble and holy fear of our Gracious and Almighty God--that worship of Him, fellowship with Him, service to Him, and communion in Him, must be the vortex of any and all other activities. The Biblical faith is a circumspect fear of the Living God. That is its essence.

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