I was recently asked, with other educators, to contribute a brief reflection on God and education and my own experience for the blog Faith, Vocation & Culture. Here is part of my reflection:
…someone in the vocation of higher education can often do more in poor institutions with little or no reputation than one can in a famous and wealthy one, because God exalts the humble, and because the value system of the earthly city runs counter to that of the City of God, where the first are last and the last are first. My main experience of vocational reward here in Israel has been seeing local Arab Christians really starting to ask their own questions about their own churches and societies and then propose their own answers.
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