Every so often I get asked this, so here’s some questions to help answer it.
- Is somebody who is not your mum* encouraging you to do a PhD for the sake of the gospel of Christ? If no, then no. If yes, proceed:
- Is that person themselves involved in the ministry of the gospel? If no, then no. If yes, then proceed:
- Do you care more about the gospel than doing a PhD? If no, then no. If yes, then proceed.
- Maybe it’s worth thinking and praying about.
* Although if your Mum is also praying that you will become a missionary then she could be on to something.