Reconcile seemingly different ideals at Messiah
You’ll often notice in Messiah’s communications the use of two different words “fused’ together—words like faith-intellect or discovery-belief. We refer to these as “ligatures” and they symbolize Messiah’s ability to help students reconcile seemingly different ideals in new and interesting ways.
Messiah College is a Christian educational community that encourages students to think critically, weigh ideas and explore possibilities from new angles. For example, at Messiah we ask questions like:
A questioning intellect coexists with a believing heart?
You develop a discerning spirit.
High aspirations and a humble spirit occupy the same person?
You refine an ethic of servanthood.
People who are different achieve harmonies of community?
You find a passion for Christian community.
Discipline empowers imagination and wisdom enhances expertise?
You cultivate real-world creativity and an authentic power to lead.
Christian worship sparks the generosity of Christian service?
You experience a sense of calling.
A faraway journey inspires a profound sense of home?
You acquire a worldwide sense of belonging.