"God never intended theology to be divorced from life. In our day, such a divorce has become a major problem within Western Christianity. We must reconnect the academy with the church. We seminary professors, wherever our area of expertise, need to live missions, not just talk about it. As with Paul, the gospel must become the one passion of our lives. 'What am I here for?' might serve as a good daily reminder to those of us who serve as academics in our colleges and seminaries. We so easily lose sight of the reason for our existence: to further the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a matter of keeping first things first (Philippians 1:27)."
Running My Race, p. 137.