Leland Ryken, Professor of English Emeritus at Wheaton College, has a fine track record of scholarship over a career that began in 1968. He has written thoughtfully about integration in his field, among other topics, but in particular I encourage you to focus on his well known essay entitled “The Student’s Calling.” In it he provides a biblical understanding of the call on students during their college years. He also erases the lines we too often draw between those vocations that are deemed secular and those deemed sacred. This is an excellent look at the value of a college education, particularly a liberal-arts-based education, in the Christian college context. Every Christian college student should read this essay.
Quote of the Week!
“the passion for economic equality…is…a passion for getting as much as those above us in the economic scale already get rather than a passion for giving those below us as much as we ourselves already get.” –Henry Hazlitt