Becoming a Research Assistant: Or, How to Best Pursue Your Dreams of Assistantship-Based Glory

I’ve done a number of internship and worked as a research assistant a few times in my young life. In fact, I’ve gone so far as to label myself a “career intern” due to my completion of no less than five internships to this point in my life. In the course of my glorious and [Read More...]

A Theology of Ambition: Concluding Synthesis

We conclude our very brief theology of ambition with a concluding synthesis of the material laid out so far. How, then, should we understand ambition from the texts considered? There’s a great deal to say here. We can start by pointing out the biblical ambition is never to be understood as using God to get [Read More...]

A Theology of Ambition: Biblical Considerations, Pt. 2

Update on December 25th–Merry Christmas to all consumed readers. Enjoy the holiday! We pick back up in our biblical consideration of ambition. On Wednesday, I’ll give a concluding synthesis. 1. Gen. 1:26-28 the call to take dominion2. 1 Chron. 4:10 Jabez’s bold prayer3. 2 Chron. 1:7-13 Solomon’s ambitious prayer for wisdom4. Nehemiah an example of [Read More...]

A Theology of Ambition: Biblical Considerations, Pt. 1

I’m going to give you several different texts to think about in relation to my topic. Today and tomorrow, we do a study of biblical material. After that, we synthesize the material. 1. Gen. 1:26-28 the call to take dominion2. 1 Chron. 4:10 Jabez’s bold prayer 3. 2 Chron. 1:7-13 Solomon’s ambitious prayer for wisdom4. [Read More...]

A Theology of Ambition

In some evangelical circles, piety is equated with passivity. The holiest person is the one who sits the stillest, waits the longest, and does the least. Somewhere along the way, godliness became equated with doing very little, with sitting on one’s hands, with praying for hours while sitting for the same. This version of the [Read More...]


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