The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, February 13, 2006
Very nice post by Gregory Baus on the idea of Christian scholarship as a calling. A snippet:

In the calling of scholarship --itself a form of naming the creation-- some would have us look to Scripture to provide specific criteria for every field of study. But this is not the example we have in the Scripture itself. Rather, man calls out the names that he reads upon the "book of nature," God's general revelation in the creation. This is also the meaning of that ancient proverb concerning the glory of man's kingly dominion over the world's treasures: “It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search them out” Proverbs 25:2.

Greg also includes a link to Roy Clouser's essay "Is There a Christian View of Everything?" which is a powerful antidote to the Two-Kingdom nonsense recently (and repeatedly) critiqued in this forum.