Tuesday, April 18, 2006


The other day my wife, who is doing an MA at Newbold College, got an information sheet concerning scholarships available for Newbold students. There wasen't that many scholarships available but the criteria for applying was typical of grants and scholarship.

Most of the scholarships were aimed at particular subjects and nationalities. For example: Eastern European theology students or British humanities students. Most also required top grades of the candidates.

The message was clear: Western Europeans and average students need not apply!

Why is the Christian world just like the world at large? Worshipping success and exclusiveness!


At 21 April, 2006 09:03, Blogger Lasse Bech said...

Yeah! Why not randomly pick one person to get a million dollars and the rest can suffer. At least we would be worshiping the god Fortuna.

At 21 April, 2006 12:25, Blogger Torsten Pedersen said...

Good point.

Maybe, I'm being too negative and of course a fond is allowed to choose the criteria for distributing its money as it wants to.

I just have this idea that the church should be operating under the principle in Acts 2:45, where goods where divided "according as every one had need."

Or maybe its just that I feel excluded...


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