Jasmine Frost [BA 2022] felt she needed to learn how to present and defend her faith within the academic circle after taking a philosophy course in high school. She sought out Dr. Richard Davis, Professor of Philosophy at Tyndale. “It was one of the most engaging conversations I’ve ever had about faith, and it was taken seriously,” she says. “I really loved the prospect of being able to defend my faith logically, and that was the stance I took against my philosophy teacher. I wanted to prove that faith was rational.” Her interaction with Dr. Davis prompted her to apply to Tyndale, where she is currently majoring in Philosophy and Biblical Studies. She loves the community and found a place where she could grow spiritually.
In her first year, she entered an essay competition. In the essay presentation, she addressed the importance of Christian higher education from the perspective of learning to love better. “Not only does a Christian education in the humanities extend the reach of our love, but it’s quality as well…I firmly believe in the tremendous influence – and, dare I say, necessity – of the Christian university in discipling and equipping students like me to love God andothers in ways that transform us and those around us,” she says.
She feels her education at Tyndale plays a critical role in students’ spiritual growth and capacity to share God’s love. “It’s something a secular university cannot accomplish. What truly fills our love for others with the purpose and sincerity of Christ is pairing the knowledge and understanding of others that comes from a fully rounded education with the knowledge and understanding of love that only comes from being in relationship with Love Himself,” she adds.