Thursday, April 15, 2010

From Biblical Studies to Philosophy

“Though I began my time at Gordon expecting to pursue a different major,” says Jared Watson ’06, “after attending my New and Old Testament classes, I made the easy decision to switch to biblical studies. The classes are rigorous and never dull with each faculty member having their own unique and effective teaching style. The biblical studies professors challenged me to be a better and more independent thinker while at the same time they were always available to answer any questions I might have or to provide more guided independent study if I were interested. Though I went on to pursue an M.A. in philosophy—a field outside of my major at Gordon—it was the foundational learning tools, knowledge, and habits of study developed as a biblical studies major that gave me a diversity of choices as to my future educational goals.”

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