I never imagined that I would graduate from college feeling less wise than I did when I began, but lo and behold, after four years of study, prayer, and thought, I have come to the conclusion that I am more of a fool than I had ever dreamed possible. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest gifts my experience at Biola has given me. Throughout my years of study, I have watched my own character transform from that of a proud, headstrong, overly-opinionated pseudo-Christian, as Wesley would have classified me, to a man who realizes his limitations, seeks counsel of those wiser than himself, and stands in awe of a mighty God. The breaking of this pride will continue to be a lifelong process, but I feel that it began in my time here at Biola. I found myself lucky enough to be able to sit under the tutelage of wise followers of Christ such as Dorothy Calley, Allen Yeh, and John Mark Reynolds, who taught me more than I could even begin to squeeze into a three hundred fifty-word paragraph. I learned from Professor Calley what it was to not merely love people, but to communicate that love in a way that others can understand and appreciate, I learned from Doctor Yeh how to truly wait on the Lord and trust in Him, even when the storms of life seem to be too much to bear, and I learned from Doctor Reynolds that people are far more important than ideas, and that by loving my Church well, I may be doing exactly what is necessary to save Western civilization from sure destruction. Finally, from all of Biola, I learned that I will never have learned enough to justify a single boast aside from this: that I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and have been made righteous in the sight of the Father, not by my own understanding or knowledge or capabilities, but by the surpassingly extravagant love of the Divine Reason Himself, Jesus Christ.