Mississippi College's campus is full of odes to Greek and Roman architecture. (Don't stop reading because I said that. I promise this is an interesting blog!) Our campus was completed in the Neoclassical style, and several Neoclassical architects believed that architecture could actually make you better. Now, while I'm not so sure about that philosophy, there is one spot on campus that gives us incredible insight into the purpose of our education: the Arches.
When you were five years old, scribbling the creation of your imagination with crayons, someone may have asked you, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" Perhaps you excitedly replied a doctor, an actor, or the president. Maybe you confidently answered an astronaut, a superhero, or a princess. However, many of us find that once we are actually "grown up," we draw a blank. The childish confidence sputters out into silence, and we are left waiting, wondering what to do next when we actually have no idea of where we are going.
It's an exciting time for Beliebers that are also believers, because Justin met Jesus and he's no longer living his life for himself, but for the One that gave him purpose (see what I did there?). His new album has a few jewels in it; songs containing nuggets of truth about our Creator that you wouldn't expect to hear when listening to Justin Bieber. But, like a lot of new believers, including myself eight years ago, he got some things wrong. Today I'm here to talk those things out.