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My Advice to Students — William Barrick Says “Remain Students, Listen Well, Stay Faithful”

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Historical_adamWilliam Barrick, professor of OT and contributor to Four Views on the Historical Adam, shares three important nuggets of advice for current and former students alike.

First, remain a student. He doesn’t mean remain in school, but remain a student in your mind, heart, habits, and life of reading and writing. “Continue with your education until the end of your life. You’re never so filled with knowledge and you’re never so correct that we can stop learning.”

He also advises to listen well. Take time to listen to other people’s arguments, take time to read about their arguments, and be slow to respond to them. 

Finally—and this is perhaps the most important one—stay faithful. Stay faithful to the Word, our Lord, and His leading.

If we do these three things, Barrick says that at the end of our lives we'll be richly rewarded beyond what we deserve.


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