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Christian Studies at Wheaton College

Posted by Kendall Eitreim on Jan 18, 2016 3:25:27 PM

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Investing in a Liberal Arts education and engaging with Christian studies here at Wheaton College has enhanced my thinking, doing, and being in a way that will continue to impact my life in the years to come after graduation. During my time here at Wheaton, I received a Liberal Arts education from a Christian perspective and saw firsthand the integration of faith and learning. It was during my four years at Wheaton that I realized that “all truth is God’s truth.”

Thinking

Engaging in Christian studies at Wheaton College encouraged me to think critically. I was taught to avoid taking things at face value and to critically analyze and research that which we are learning. Ultimately, this approach forced me to take that which I learned in the classroom and apply it in a broader context. In classes ranging from Geology to Western Literature and Stellar Astronomy to Comparative Politics my thinking was put the test and I was forced to take an active role in my education.

Doing

A Liberal Arts education and engagement with Christian studies equipped me to learn and thrive in new environments. I was constantly exposed to and forced to engage in and learn about various subjects ranging from Microeconomics, The Gospel of John, Intro to Art and Interpersonal Communications. This exposure to subjects outside my discipline forced me to be adaptable. It was these classes that were outside my major that forced me to think and learn in a variety of ways.

As I approach the end of my time at Wheaton and prepare to enter the workplace, I am confident that I have been equipped with the tools necessary to thrive. Though I do not boast expertise in a specific trade, the Liberal Arts has granted me the ability to adapt to any environment and learn the skills to ultimately excel.

Being

Finally, my time at Wheaton College helped to emulate a practice of drawing connections between what was learned in the classroom and the broader aspects of life. I was encouraged to ask questions. There were numerous instances when the debate and learning did not simply stay in the classroom — it spilled into all areas of my life. The content I learned in the classroom acted as a catalyst for late night conversations with roommates. It was this learning that that allowed for further conversations and diving into the deeper things in life. The phrase “all truth is God’s truth,” rang true.

Wheaton functions on the assumption that what is learned in the classroom can be applied throughout life. Learning for the sake of learning and simply receiving a degree is pointless. Wheaton exists “For Christ and His Kingdom” and as such, learning is used as a means to further the kingdom of God.

I am confident that as I leave Wheaton and step out into the world, I have been prepared and equipped. I am prepared to live out the motto “For Christ and His Kingdom.” I am confident that investing in a Liberal Arts education and engaging with Christian studies here at Wheaton College has enhanced my thinking, doing, and being in a way that will continue to impact my life in the years to come after graduation.

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