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The Discipline of Lament for Fostering Diversity in Christian Camping

November 13, 2023
This essay offers lament as a way to address the underrepresentation of minorities in Christian…

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Can We Please Stop Calling It the Powerhouse of the Cell? Thoughts on a Sample of Reductionism in Education

No metaphor is perfect, but the most iconic metaphor in biology, the metaphor that might…

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“Both Sides of the Story” ft. Baylor University’s Matthew J. Quade I Saturdays at Seven Ep. 21

In the twenty-first episode of the “Saturdays at Seven” conversation series, Todd Ream talks with…
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November 13, 2023

Eros and Belonging: Reading Marilynne Robinson’s Jack with Willie James Jennings and Jean-Luc Marion

At the heart of human existence is erotic desire. This erotic desire lurks behind the scenes in Marilynne Robinson’s Jack. In the fourth volume of Marilynne Robinson’s quartet that centers…
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November 13, 2023

The Sacramental View, Transposition, and Media Critique: Divine Encounter in Minari

Much has been written about Christian media criticism. First, I survey the field’s major works to identify four types of Christian media criticism. Next, I offer a critical perspective that…
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November 13, 2023

The Discipline of Lament for Fostering Diversity in Christian Camping

This essay offers lament as a way to address the underrepresentation of minorities in Christian camp ministries in the United States. I propose that diversity may be deficient at majority…
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November 13, 2023

We Belong Together: The Challenges and Possibilities of Interdisciplinary Research

Practical theology is inherently interdisciplinary. However, this interdisciplinarity is most often engaged through the intellectual work of a single person. In our work on “neighbor love,” the fields of social-cognitive…
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July 24, 2023

Liberation From and For: The Vocation of the Educated Person

In light of increasing challenges and pressures in higher education, small liberal arts colleges struggle to maintain their identity and sense of institutional vocation. In too many instances—and stemming from…
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July 24, 2023

Understanding Work as a Calling: Contributions from Psychological Science

Empirical research on work as a calling has grown exponentially over the last two decades; it is now a global and vibrant area of scholarship within the fields of psychology…

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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.

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February 21, 2024

Can We Please Stop Calling It the Powerhouse of the Cell? Thoughts on a Sample of Reductionism in Education

No metaphor is perfect, but the most iconic metaphor in biology, the metaphor that might be the only thing you remember from high school biology, is one that conveys almost…
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February 20, 2024

Sorry Canadians, Southerners, and Methodists, Nice is Not a Christian Virtue (but Kindness Is), Part II

“It just wears you out being with nice people,” Stanley Hauerwas points out in a 2019 YouTube video. Having lived in the South most of his life, he likely knows…
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February 19, 2024

Sorry Canadians, Southerners, and Methodists, Nice is Not a Christian Virtue (but Kindness Is), Part 1

“Nice” is not an English word used in any serious Bible translation and “being nice” is certainly not a biblical virtue. Although its close cousin, kindness, is a Christian virtue,…
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February 16, 2024

The Struggle for Soul in Christian Higher Education: Burtchaell was Right, and I Was Wrong, Part II

In yesterday’s post, I recounted Burtchaell’s argument about the threats to Christian higher education and my response recorded in the book, Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities…
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February 15, 2024

The Struggle for Soul in Christian Higher Education: Burtchaell was Right, and I Was Wrong, Part I

During my sabbatical year of 1985–86 at St. Edmunds College of Cambridge University, I had the good fortune of having many conversations about Christian higher education with James Burtchaell, who…
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February 14, 2024

The Odd Experience of Romance

I had the pleasure of addressing the St. Andrew’s Society of Savannah on November 30, 2023, on the occasion of their 286th St. Andrew’s Day Dinner. A friend had suggested…

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Established in 1970, Christian Scholar’s Review is a medium for communication among Christians who have been called to an academic vocation. Its primary objective is the publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and research, within and across the disciplines, that advances the integration of faith and learning and contributes to a broader and more unified understanding of the nature of creation, culture, and vocation and the responsibilities of those whom God has created. It also provides a forum for discussion of pedagogical and theoretical issues related to Christian higher education. It invites contributions from Christian scholars of all historic traditions, and from others sympathetic to the task of religiously-informed scholarship, that advance the work of Christian academic communities and enhance mutual understanding with other religious and academic communities.

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