The Importance Of Liberal Arts And Vocation

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I am writing you this letter to discuss the topics of liberal arts and vocation. These two topics are often talked about in academic institutions, but many of these institutions do not go any further than bringing it up; they do not take action on these topics, they simply talk about them. Here at Wheaton, these are central aspects of my education. We are conscious of these things and we strive to understand them as students. I am aware that you do not attend a liberal arts college which is why I wanted to inform you about the importance of a liberal arts education and how it affects one’s vocation. I will attempt to define these terms in a succinct yet informative matter with the use of C.S. Lewis’ Learning in Wartime as an aid in my discussion. …show more content…
I was incredibly doubtful at first, but after being here for three months, I believe that I am seeing the value and purpose of a liberal arts education. A liberal arts education stills involves specializing in a certain area, but it also involves branching out and learning about other individuals’ areas of study. In the past, I have been unable to comprehend how some majors could have any use in the world and I unfortunately looked down upon certain people who majored in these areas. However, I have come to view everyone more equally since I have come to Wheaton. I have taken English writing classes and music classes and these have helped me understand how people majoring in these areas can use their gifts to glorify God. This form of learning gives myself and others a greater purpose than simply graduating. We are here to serve God; we are not learning for our own benefit but for God’s benefit. I thought that an English major was a massive waste of time, but I am now seeing how it has more value than I once thought. I would not have been able to see this without a Christian liberal arts education. It has essentially helped me understand society better and respect people in other disciplines and discourse communities more because I see that they are serving God in their studies just as much if not more than I am in my studies. Additionally, I have gained so much more motivation from a Christina liberal arts education because I am doing it for God, not myself. The liberal arts have also allowed me to think on a deeper level. I do not simply want to learn something for the sake of learning, I want to learn it because I care and am genuinely curious. I often ask myself “why” more often because of this form of education. I strive to get to the root of topics and find the true meaning behind things and never accept something for what it seems to be

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