On Graduation from Wake Forest University
This morning I finished my time at Wake Forest University’s Undergraduate College. Simply put, my graduation is a gift from God, from the University’s faculty, and from my friends and family members. I’d like to share two quotes that summarize my experience at Wake Forest:
1) “The sum of your word is truth; and every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever” (Psalm 119:160).
2) “I learned not to believe anything too firmly of which I had been persuaded only by example and custom; and thus I little by little freed myself from many errors that can darken our natural light and render us less able to listen to reason” (Rene Descartes).
Don’t these two statements capture the heart of learning! Faith and reason. Theology and philosophy. These fields are the heart of human rationality, and they both require intense degrees of humility and perseverance.
At times in my life, I have been told, “You can’t have faith and be intelligent.” Others have said, “Christians are stupid.” My desire is for people to know that comments such as these are pure fictions. I’ve graduated summa cum laude, and my highest grades have been in math and science. God does amazing work through Christians in the field of academics. He is the source of all goodness and all truth, whether we realize it or not. We should praise Him forever.
I pray that we will stick to the path that leads to wisdom and to understanding. May God bless you in abundance.
David J.W. Inczauskis