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Our starting point in thinking about the role of the Christian faith in the work of higher education can be found in the words of Jesus called the Great Commandment (Matt 22:36-40). Here we are told to love God with our hearts, our minds, and our souls–and to love others completely.
We want to love God with our hearts. We should love God with our souls. But we must love God with our minds as well. Learning to think Christianly, or, to express it differently, to be a thoughtful Christian, will shape the way we think about schools, businesses, health care agencies, governments, social structures, recreation, and yes, our homes and churches, too. To love God with our minds means that we think differently about the way we live and love, the way we worship and serve, the way we work to earn our livelihood, the way we learn and teach.
We believe that the calling of Christian higher education is to reflect the life of Christ and to shine the light of truth. Our distinctive mission must not be forced into inappropriate either/or choices. We have chosen another course: the calling to be “both/and.” We reject those who call for us to create false dichotomies or to join together unrelated ideas in an irrational, pluralistic fashion. Instead, we are committed to the “divine and” grounded in Jesus Christ himself, who is both fully God and fully human and who is for us both light and life.