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Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Notre Dame and the Idea of the Catholic University

Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Notre Dame and the Idea of the Catholic University

From April 9… Having spent a couple of posts last week unpacking Liberty University’s ambition (and the older one of Baylor University) to become “the Protestant Notre Dame” — and asking just what that meant, I’m surprised it took almost four days to see this comment appear: The question isn’t so much whether Liberty is a … Continue reading


  • 5/22/15 - Good grief - two weeks in a row of posting a Pietist Schoolman Podcast a day late! But don't let that discourage you from listening to episode 6 on iTunes and the Christian Humanist website. This time we dive deeper into the meaning of "whole-person education," talking athletics and academics with Gretchen Hunt and everything from biokinetics to spiritual disciplines with Seth Paradis.
  • 5/20/15 - For the third year in a row, this afternoon I'll spend part of my Study Day taking part in West by Midwest, a gathering of Bethel University folks who want to share innovative ideas for teaching and course design. I'll be reporting on my experience teaching our new Intro to History course as a hybrid, blending face-to-face seminar discussion, a weekly webisode, and a course blog. But the highlight will be a teaching simulation being previewed by international relations scholar Chris Moore. If you're at Bethel or in the Twin Cities, we'll be in HC 113 from 1:30-3:30pm. Otherwise, I'll be live-tweeting the presentations at #WxMW.
  •   5/13/15 - We've saved one of the best episodes of Past & Presence for last. Not only do we take a road trip to Duluth, MN — with a stop at a former fur trading post and a discussion of one of the worst disasters in Minnesota history along the way — but we close with one of our richest faculty conversations, as AnneMarie Kooistra and Amy Poppinga reflect on careers for history majors and, more important, their callings.
  • 5/4/15 - Readers of this blog would do well to check out the Baptist Pietist Clarion, edited by my friend and occasional guest-blogger G.W. Carlson. In addition to recurring Clarion themes like racial reconciliation, peacemaking, church-state separation, and Baptist identity, the April 2015 issue features reviews of books by Philip Yancey, Christena Cleveland, Frank Lambert, and Roger Olson & Christian Collins Winn.
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