Winners of 2007 Christian Worldview Essay Contest

The First Prize of $3,000 plus 15 free books goes to Alexander Woehr of Greenville, South Carolina, for his essay
"How Christian Theism Relates to Education."
The Second Prize of $2,000 plus 10 free books goes to
Jimmy Li of Los Angeles, California, for his essay
"Clark’s Christian Philosophy of Education for Today."
The Third Prize of $1,000 and 5 free books goes to
Jeremy Larson of Charleston, South Carolina, for his essay
"Gordon Clark’s Successful Essay on Education."
Congratulations to our three winners, and thanks to all those who entered the Contest. All entrants had to read the book "A Christian Philosophy of Education" by Gordon H. Clark and write an essay about the book.

The First Prize winner is Alexander Woehr.

Biography:  I was homeschooled pre-college, although I went part-time to a Christian junior high and high school.  I graduated from high school with a 3.96 GPA, which was high enough for the South Carolina Palmetto Fellows scholarship.  Up until nine months ago, my career was headed toward mathematics or computer science, but then the Lord called me to study theology in graduate school, probably with a view toward writing and teaching after I graduate.  Since high school I have tried to cultivate as many different interests as possible.  My primary interest is studying the Bible, but I like singing and playing the piano, writing (especially poetry), languages in general, history, and mathematics/computer science.  Currently I am attending Bob Jones University where I am taking six academic classes, a correspondence course, piano and voice lessons, intercollegiate debate, working 10 hours a week, and helping my folks develop some property as well as studying several languages in my spare time.  I am particularly interested in writing for other languages and cultures, especially those that have so little Christian literature (Arabic and Chinese in particular). I hope to use the prize money for a mission trip to China or to the Middle East (although the latter is currently not possible).

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The Second Prize winner is Jimmy Li.

Biography: I am from the Los Angeles area. I have been a Christian for eight years and thank the Lord that He also saved my three younger sisters.  Currently, I am majoring in Political Science at UCLA and hope to attend seminary afterwards.  I am also a Marine veteran of Iraq. Lord willing, I desire to marry my girlfriend Nancy and to serve God as a pastor in the future.  I thank God for my pastor’s discipling of me not only in apologetics but also in character.  My church, a Chinese and English Congregration, has been such a blessing to me.

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The Third Prize winner is Jeremy Larson.

Biography: I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where I attended Bob Jones Academy for two years. I matriculated at Bob Jones University and majored in Creative Writing and minored in English. In 2005, I began working on my M.A. in English. Kara and I were married on June 3, 2006, and that fall I began teaching high school English at an AACS school in Charleston, South Carolina. This past summer Kara began Physician Assistant school at the Medical University of South Carolina, and I completed my master’s degree. I began coaching soccer this year and have enjoyed getting back into sports. It’s fun to tell people that I’m contemplating working on a Ph.D. in English, and I am, but right now I’m quite satisfied with the ministry God has given me. My dad, now the supervisor of secondary authors at Bob Jones University Press, has been a special encouragement in worldview issues.

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