a discerning spirit

Each student brings a rich perspective — his or her own color — and, at Messiah, those colors are celebrated, appreciated, and, while remaining distinct, are crafted together like a strong and splendid stained glass window.

purple class
Faith - Intellect
Philosophy class: Existentialism.
I can see the problem —
the longing for meaning
in a world reluctant to give it.

The professor asks:
As Christians, what do we do with this?

At Messiah,
I grapple with ideas from all angles
until I see the world’s realities
in a much deeper way.

Although faith is rooted in believing and intellect is rooted in questioning, at Messiah, we see no difficulty in bringing the two into harmony.

Messiah invites students to inhabit the entire landscape, to embrace both Christian faith and academic inquiry, and to allow the one to enhance the other.

Within the landscape of Christian life, both faith and intellect have very important roles to play.