Two Carls, Two Visions of an Evangelical University

This morning my colleague Phyllis Alsdurf presented the sixth in a series of eight talks in the Bethel University Library previewing chapters from our forthcoming book, Whole and Holy Persons: A Pietist Approach to Christian Higher Education. The director of Bethel’s Journalism program and an expert on the history of Christianity Today, Phyllis is the … More Two Carls, Two Visions of an Evangelical University

“New York-centrism” in Evangelical Cultural Engagement

I just note an odd creeping "New York-centrism" amongst some Christians invested in "cultural engagement." — James K.A. Smith (@james_ka_smith) July 26, 2013 Are evangelicals committed to engaging with culture too focused on New York City? Like the first person to respond to Jamie Smith’s tweet noting “an odd creeping ‘New York-centrism,’” I immediately thought … More “New York-centrism” in Evangelical Cultural Engagement

Gregory Thornbury Named President of The King’s College

I’ve blogged a couple of times about The King’s College (TKC), the conservative Christian school in Manhattan: in August 2011, contrasting the way that its then-president, Dinesh D’Souza, and long-time Bethel president Carl Lundquist talked about evangelical social and political engagement; and then in December 2012, asking if D’Souza’s resignation from TKC signaled evangelical depoliticization. … More Gregory Thornbury Named President of The King’s College