First Week: PhD

My first week of my first course has been interesting. Distance learning is not what is was back in 1998 when I started my Master’s degree through a distance learning program. Technology has come a long way, although I miss seeing my classmates, or having classmates that I can see on a weekly basis.

Our first assignment of my doctoral program (Christian Worldview for Educators) was to discuss what we thought were the main themes of the Gospel of Luke and how this gospel showed Jesus as a person. In Luke 19:10 it says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (NIV). Isn’t that the main theme of the whole Bible? Saving the lost, saving the sinners, saving everyone. Jesus was compassionate, forgiving, and sometimes humorous. Luke shows Jesus as a healer. He healed a lot of people. He also taught. A lot. As teachers (and everyone is one), we need to have compassion on students, parents, bus drivers, lunch ladies, other teachers, and anyone else who we meet on a daily basis. Isn’t that how a Christian Educator is different than others. Or an educator who is Christian. Either way, be compassionate as Jesus was compassionate. Blessings to you and yours.


About Melissa D Atkinson

Online Learning Library at ACU Brown Library. Librarian for 20+ years at ACU. Ph.D. in 2019 (Concentration - Distance Education/Ed Tech/Online Learning).

Posted on June 11, 2014, in Christian Education, Distance Educaton, Doctoral, Gospel of Luke, Jesus Christ, PhD, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on First Week: PhD.

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