The courses I have taken through RDU have extensively challenged my worldview and highlighted areas that many Christians, including myself need to grow in. I feel inspired and better equipped for warfare, even though that may sound challenging or controversial for new believers.
Bishop and the other professors demonstrated the contrast between critical thinking and discernment, knowledge and truth, skill and wisdom, and discipline and discipleship. Biblical integration transforms these aspects of education in a manner that honors the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All of my courses used great texts contrasting between those written by the chancellors, the professors, outside ministers and secular texts when appropriate. The texts used, paired with professors’ teachings and experience, gave us valuable information on how to approach biblical doctrines, secular doctrines, real life issues and how to respond based on what God has to say about it.
In classes we explored secular philosophies and other religions, contrasting them with the Bible, and established the importance of having a Christian philosophy. We need to know what we believe, why we believe it and how to live it out. I learned about deliverance and casting out demons, about healing, about spiritual discipline and discipleship, the five-fold and how to walk out my calling. We looked to Jesus as the prime example of a Leader and the subsequent application to my role as a servant leader prophet, was incredibly humbling and enlightening. I am challenged to demonstrate what I have learned daily. Through RDU I have been equipped to fight!
Alise L. Clouser, M.Ed.
CEO, AnomAlise Educational Consulting Vice President, NBG (National Black Grads) Grant Facilitator, Moreno Valley College