Archive for November 27th, 2010

I was asked the following in an interview recently: “What does it mean to be educated?” After clarifying that the interviewer actually meant “well educated” I directed him to Psalm 119:97-100 and Proverbs 1:7:

“O how I love Your law!  It is my meditation all the day.
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine. I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, because I have observed Your precepts.”

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

His summary question caused me to think of all that might be needed to be “well educated”: “Is it possible to have a large amount of schooling but not be well educated?”   I have made some small additions to what I responded to him but essentially here is the graph I came up with then to answer his question and explain what I considered “well educated” to mean:

x-axis: study includes both depth (specialization) and breadth (number and variety of subjects);  study may be acquired through schooling, tutoring, or self-study      
y-axis: experience involves interaction with the surroundings and skills training and practice                  
z-axis: moral training begins with God’s Word and proceeds to thought application to all of life events         
x and y axes begin a zero and may be positive however z-axis factors may either be positive or negative; factors are multiplied together.

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Overflows from the Heart

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…" Matthew 15:18


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