Cultivating Virtue in Pursuit of Knowledge

from May 19, 2016 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Cultivating Virtue in Pursuit of Knowledge, Derek Halvorson’s contribution to the May issue of Tabletalk:

Scripture calls us to give our whole selves as living sacrifices to God (Rom. 12:1–2). Unfortunately, we are often tempted to go about that work such that our lives resemble groups of silos. We envision our lives divided neatly into aspects that have little or no bearing on one another. One such division that is particularly common is the perceived divide between moral and intellectual development. We too frequently view the cultivation of virtue and the pursuit of knowledge as separate tasks—at worst, at odds with one another; at best, simply unrelated to one another; but certainly not interconnected and mutually supportive.

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