Even though we live in times of instant communication, I still enjoy receiving a personal, handwritten letter – especially if it contains good news, a personal testimony, or words of encouragement. Well, we recently received such a letter from one of our former students.
She wrote, “Your ministry has encouraged me and taught me to think critically.” She went on to tell us about a workshop on early childhood development she had attended. The speaker was a prominent Ph.D. working in the neuroscience department of a well-known medical school. Our student wrote of this speaker “spouting all kinds of illogical evolutionary/Darwinian ideas” and then the speaker concluding by saying, “You can never prove these evolution ideas.”
The student wrote, “To me the speaker lost a huge amount of credibility. Everything was stated as fact throughout the lecture, but concluded with the premise that it is impossible to know for certain. Thank you for teaching me to recognize fallacies.“
The Bible tells us: “Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” (II Thess. 5:21-22 NKJV) We are so grateful for opportunities to teach students to think critically and measure all things by the Truth of God’s Word – and we’re glad that some of them really “get it.”
Mary Jo Nutting