Marriage, Friendship, and the Mission of Christian Colleges

According to research by higher education scholar Robert Kelchen, former students of religious private colleges were much more likely to be married — and earlier — than those at other types of institutions. For example, Dordt College (a Christian Reformed school in Iowa) and two campuses of Brigham Young University topped the field in having … More Marriage, Friendship, and the Mission of Christian Colleges

Live From AC2nd: Dipping My Toe Back in the Waters of Podcasting…

It’s been nine or ten months since the last time I recorded an episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast. I don’t want to say that PSP will never have a third season, but it’s definitely on hiatus for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t you can’t find me on iTunes… This week I was part of a new episode … More Live From AC2nd: Dipping My Toe Back in the Waters of Podcasting…

Mission as Friendship: A Call to Deeper Unity for Christian Colleges

So there’s a quotation I’ve been thinking about all summer: At the end of his life, Jesus declared his disciples his friends, meaning they shared with him a common passion for his mission in the world (John 15:13-15). Covenanters, as Mission Friends, have broadly understood mission to be the befriending of others, and all that God has … More Mission as Friendship: A Call to Deeper Unity for Christian Colleges

That Was The Month That Was: Christianity

One last month-long set of links covers posts and articles on Christianity. That Was The Week That Was will return next Saturday. • Why kick off a list of links on Christianity with Miles Mullin’s Anxious Bench post on American Sniper? Because Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War film “raises questions about the thinness of American Civil religion, a religion in which the … More That Was The Month That Was: Christianity