I am not one to minimize the importance of education. This should be obvious by the fact that I am a Bible College student and will be an instructor next year. I believe God gave us each other so we could learn together. What I become concerned about is when Jesus Christ and him crucified is not at the center of our education and discussions about God.
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 2:1–5 that his desire is not that the faith of the Corinthians rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. He goes on in verses 5 and following, to explain that the mature do in fact impart wisdom, but it is not the same as wisdom that is found in the rulers of the present age. It is wisdom from God that is only made known by the Spirit of God.
My response to this passage is to seek wisdom through education and the church, but with the understanding that the only way I can have true wisdom is by keeping Christ and him crucified at the center of my life and understanding of everything I learn. Everything relates to Christ.
I will also take this attitude as I enter into a position where I will be teaching digital media classes next year. We all have a responsibility to be faithful wherever we are. In everything we do, we must be able to honestly answer this question: will what I’m doing, learning, and saying help in proclaiming Christ and him crucified?
Check in again Saturday morning for part 2 of this post.