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By Bluefield College | September 24, 2015 | RSS
Speaking about a liberal arts education, Albert Einstein said, “The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day. The important thing is not to stop questioning; never lose a holy curiosity.” This quote exemplifies the importance of a liberal arts education in an ever-changing world. While learning professional skills is important, it is also important that we are constantly “learning how to learn." While The Bible tells us that our bodies are a temple and belong to God and that we must take care of them, we must also realize that aside from our physical bodies, we must also take care of our bodies mentally. By engaging in the liberal arts at a Christian institution, we learn to be concerned for our whole selves, both mentally and physically.
Many studies you can find will tell you that very few people in today’s workforce stay in the same job over the course of their working career. Whether it’s vertical movement or movement into another career field altogether, job changes happen on a fairly regular basis. This is where “learning to learn” becomes such a vital part of your education. By embracing an education that shows concern for the whole person (spiritually, physically, and mentally), you will be better prepared to go into the workforce and make a change for the better in a world that is so against the Christian values that we hold so close to ourselves.
So, we challenge you with this: as you look toward the future and to where your home may be during your years in college, look to see how the schools which you are considering develop each individual student as a whole. Look to see how you will be developed in the classroom as you seek God’s will for your life in the working world. Seek out how you will be developed spiritually through the integration of faith in various aspects of campus life, and look to see how you might be developed physically in different extra-curricular activities.
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