An apologist's career advice: Remember stewardship

An apologist's career advice: Remember stewardship

An apologist's career advice: Remember stewardship

A scholar is telling young people to consider the life they want when making college and career choices, but a cultural analyst and advocate for biblical truth says there's more to it than that.

When people ask Erika Bachiochi, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, for advice on higher education, she says she asks them about their romantic and family goals.

"It's important to consider the life you want for yourself in your marriage and with your children as you're considering the kinds of occupations, or even course of study or profession you want to take on," she recently told The College Fix.

"Early on, I was given the advice to think vocationally rather than in terms of a career, and I think that's been really helpful for me," she added.

In Dr. Alex McFarland's experience, God and family are what matter most to people in the end.

"I've never been at the bedside of a dying person who lamented that they didn't make enough money, or they didn't play enough golf, or they didn't spend enough time at the office," he shares.

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Considering "many people are investing four years and $150,000 in college majors" like performing arts, fine arts, ethnic studies, women's studies, gay studies, and cultural anthropology "that are just useless" and "have very few job prospects," when he counsels young people regarding their career choices, he reminds them that life is about stewardship:

"How will I use my time? How will I use my talents? How will I prepare myself for the opportunities that come along? And then, how will I fall in love, find a spouse, and build a family and build a future?" McFarland poses.

While he may not fully disagree with Bachiochi on finding the work-family balance, McFarland believes the biblical worldview should be what influences that, not "romantic life."