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Gaudeamus Igitur…….

June 1st, 2004 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Along with 500 other Biola students, I am a recent college graduate. Having been told that I am part of Christianity’s “best hope” for the future all weekend long, I have been convinced of one thing: the ability to impact the world in a significant way is not the property of the young or the educated. The young are often cynical, have too often quit loving this world and so have no desire to change it. The educated are often snobbish, too isolated to get their hands dirty. The ability to change the world is the property of those who believe in a mission, who have a calling to be a part of something that is larger than themselves. In this way, the ability is not even the property of Christianity, though Christianity claims the only means to eternal significance.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.