Aim Higher Than 4.0

What keeps you going to class? What gets you up early to study for the exam? What keeps you up late working on that paper?

For most students, the answer is grades. Grades are the currency of college campuses — the way we measure our progress and compare ourselves with others. But when the A becomes the aim, we’ve really missed the point of our education. For the Christian, school — whatever discipline, whatever course, whatever professor — is about worship.

We should be aiming higher than a 4.0. In this new two-minute, Matt Reagan sheds light on the shallow goal of grades, and calls us to learn for the sake of our worship and joy.

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.