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.
Those joined words identified for me tensions we're struggling with as young people. It's encouraging to know that Messiah would help us navigate that.-first-year Messiah student, Class of 2017
What are Messiah College Ligatures?
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.