February 28, 2022

Reawakening Evangelical Intellectual Life: A Christian Scholar’s Review

A prior version of this essay was delivered as the Carl F. H. Henry lecture and plenary address at the “Living Accountably” symposium on Faith and Culture at Baylor University…
February 28, 2022

Converting the Gaze: From Gazing to Seeing in Richard Wilbur’s “The Eye”

This paper draws on aspects of Jean-Luc Marion’s account of “saturated phenomena” to explain Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Eye.” In Being Given and elsewhere, Marion contrasts “seeing,” a mode of…
February 28, 2022

Planting Churches or Selling Them? New Competitors for the Metaphors We Use

While the Bible offers a dazzling array of metaphors with which to think about the church, contemporary social scientists—informed no doubt by the influential Rational Choice Theory of Religion movement—often…
Advice to Christian ProfessorsArticle
February 28, 2022

Advice to Christian Professors of Business

Feelings of tremendous pride well up when I hear about alums who are ascending career ladders on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, or at locally based tech companies like Amazon.…
February 28, 2022

Christian Higher Education as Sacred Liminal Space

Higher education institutions are encountering an unprecedented confluence of short- and long-term challenges. Despite the turbulent context, institutionally and individually we must perpetually work to sustain our liminal essence, while…
February 28, 2022

Toward a Hermeneutic of Gravitas

This article briefly summarizes some recent psychosocial research that describes the posture of grievance from which many young adults operate today. It then recounts three stories of classroom encounters that…

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The CSR blog is published daily with contributions from over 30 experienced scholars and practitioners discuss how Christ animates learning across a broad range of fields. The CSR blog provides a forum that both creates and curates interdisciplinary conversations about faith and learning in a way that draws and informs leading Christian scholars and practitioners from around the world.

May 25, 2022

Guest Post – A Response to Christian Education for Librarianship

Gregory Smith’s recent blogs concerning the need for graduate programs in library science based on a Christian worldview are well written and thoughtfully presented both in his rationale and his…
May 24, 2022

The Word that Doesn’t Wear Out

In my work as a pre-med advisor, I help students navigate the pictures and words medical schools use to recruit students. Each school has a website and promotional materials making…
May 23, 2022

Avoiding the Academic Tendency to Generalize about Virtue: Why Virtue Education and Practice Must Be Specific, Part 2

As Friday’s post mentioned, virtue education is not effectively accomplished in a liberal arts classroom education. It requires what the foremost expert on excellence, Anders Ericsson, called deliberate practice. One…
May 20, 2022

Avoiding the Academic Tendency to Generalize about Virtue: Why Virtue Education Must Be Specific, Part 1

Between 1928 and 1930, Hugh Hartshorne and Mark May published a series of famous studies about character that would set back the study of virtue for over a half-century. Based…
May 19, 2022

Mansions of Glory: Urban Space and the City of God

Do buildings push your buttons? How does it feel to walk down a city street and feel gleaming glass rising on either side? What about towers of stone, casting long,…
May 18, 2022

Cloud of Witnesses: Unexpected Models

My father was a university chaplain in a nation under military rule.  I was a child during this time and had no idea what he, my mother, and others experienced. …


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