Okay, let’s try this again: the college lecture is neither obsolete nor fool-proof. Like anything, it can be done badly, but rightly understood, it’s still a highly important mode of teaching. Two reasons I’m thinking about a topic I’ve addressed several times before: First, Wired just offered another of its biennial critiques of the lecture. Entitled “The Traditional … More The Lecture Lives. I Would Know — I’m a Professor.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time this month criticizing the leaders of other Christian colleges and universities. I don’t regret the posts, but it’s certainly not the kind of thing I enjoy writing. And it risks creating the false impression that I’m deeply dissatisfied with or disillusioned by Christian higher education. So as we near the … More Why I Love Being Part of a Christian Learning Community
5/7/15 – The fourth episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast is now available on iTunes and via the Christian Humanist website. It features philosopher Ray VanArragon discussing intellectual virtue and vice, character formation as an aspect of higher education, and the relationship between the Reformed and Pietist traditions.
With a packed program, timely topic, and spectactular setting, the 2014 biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History — on “Christian Historians & Their Publics” — was bound to be a good one, even better than CFH 2012. If anything, it exceeded expectations. Wenham, MA was nice, but I think this is where God meant … More CFH 2014: Teaching and Public Memory
One of the blessings of taking a two-week break from blogging myself is that it gave me time to catch up on some other blogs. One is Christ & University, a newer group blog that I’d particularly recommend to those who come to The Pietist Schoolman for reflections on the intersection of Christianity and education. Featuring a roster of scholars from … More Check Out the Christ and University Blog
As I noted in my very first post on this blog, I’m not an early adopter. So I’m probably the ten millionth person to realize that Google has an application called Reader that lets you easily digest the contents of any blog that interests you without the trouble of actually visiting it. All of which … More That Was the Week That Was