Education Is a Privilege, Not a Burden

Education Is a Privilege, Not a Burden

If only we could have college without the homework. The real problem with school, you see, is all the classes — the lectures, the assignments, the papers, and the exams. The whole experience has so much potential if it weren’t weighed down with the burdens of learning.

It’s the familiar lament of most students, the dirge rising up from desks on campuses all across the nation. We all know it’s not really justified or even serious, but it doesn’t keep anyone from grumbling.

But before you let yourself complain again about the suffering of schoolwork, think about how empowering learning can be. This new two-minute video (the second in a series on school) helps the Christian student see studying for what it really is, a rare and awesome privilege.

Matt Reagan is an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, and a veteran campus minister. He serves as campus director for Campus Outreach Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota.

“It’s a privilege to learn as much as you can about as much as you can.”

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Marshall Segal (@MarshallSegal) is executive assistant to John Piper, a graduate of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, and regularly writes on the topics of singleness and dating.