Christenbury Speaks to Lower School
Stephen Christenbury ’19, who graduates with a degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State on May 12, spoke to Lower School boys about advice that has impacted his life.
Making the point that approval from the crowd – as with social media – is fleeting, he shared a quote from comedian Bo Burnham: “If you can live your life without an audience, you should do it.”
His second tip was from a counselor at Alpine Camp for Boys: “Sharing our strengths breeds competition; sharing our weaknesses builds community.”
Finally, from Timothy Keller’s book The Meaning of Marriage, he offered: “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything.”
After graduation Christenbury will move to Austin, Texas, to work for the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at the University of Texas.