Curriculum and the Health of the Humanities

A brief follow-up to Tuesday’s post, “The Humanities in Crisis, or Not“… Historian Ben Schmidt (by way of journalist Jordan Weissmann) argued that any fear that the humanities (history, philosophy, literature, languages) are in crisis should be tempered by the reality that (aside from an outlying boom that peaked in 1966) those disciplines have about … More Curriculum and the Health of the Humanities

You Can’t Spell Fundamentalism without Fun

I’m afraid that fundamentalism didn’t come off so well at our “Pietism and Christian Colleges” session this past Saturday at the Conference on Faith and History. Both in Jared Burkholder’s paper on Pietism and scholarly virtues and Kurt Peterson’s on the Evangelical Covenant Church in the 1950s, fundamentalism showed its least attractive face: suspicious, uncharitable, … More You Can’t Spell Fundamentalism without Fun

Wayne Roosa Interview

2/16/12 – One of my favorite colleagues at Bethel that I don’t normally get to work with is Wayne Roosa, who both teaches art history courses and is a prominent studio artist in his own right. Read Matthew Cantirino’s interview with Wayne, in which he discusses his series, In the Slipstream, what drew him to … More Wayne Roosa Interview