“The task of all Christian scholarship” by John Piper

“The task of all Christian scholarship– not just biblical studies– is to study reality as a manifestation of God’s glory, to speak and write about it with accuracy, and to savor the beauty of God in it, and to make it serve the good of man.It is an abdication of scholarship when Christians do academic work with little reference to God.

If all the universe and everything in it exist by the design of an infinite, personal God, to make His manifold glory known and loved, then to treat any subject without reference to God’s glory is not scholarship but insurrection.”

–John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 21.

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