As a follower of Christ, Christian theologian, and administrator, I find immense joy in supporting faculty and students as they pursue excellence in response to the call of God; a call to study, research, teach, write, and live in light of the biblical claim that “all things have been created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:13-14; 16).
Accordingly, thinking rightly about the world demands openness to the gracious self-revelation of the Triune God manifest in Holy Scripture. As an exercise of holy reason, Christian reflection pursues the glory and worship of a holy and loving God.
"The theologian who labors without joy is not a theologian at all. Sulky faces, morose thoughts and boring ways of speaking are intolerable in this science. But we must know, of course, that it is only God who can keep us from it." (Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics II/1, p. 656).