Pietist Vision Previews: The Importance of Community

Precisely because of the tradition’s emphasis on the personal experience of conversion, the subject of our previous post, Pietism is sometimes critiqued for promoting religious individualism (cf. Karl Barth). However, there’s scarcely any chapter in our book that doesn’t emphasize the importance of community for the Pietist vision of Christian higher education. For example, while philosopher David Williams … More Pietist Vision Previews: The Importance of Community

Pietist Vision Previews: Education as Conversion

What is the purpose of Christian higher education? There is, of course, no single answer to the question. In any college, or any of its departments or programs, or of their required or elective courses and the individual class sessions that compose them, there are multiple objectives. But running through all of them, in our Pietist vision of Christian higher education, … More Pietist Vision Previews: Education as Conversion

That Was The Week That Was

Here… After my month-long break, I eased back into blogging with a couple of posts: • First, I shared my talk, delivered Tuesday at the Christian College Consortium (CCC) at Wheaton College, on how a Pietist would advise colleges and universities seeking to remain “Christ-centered.” • Then I previewed my plans for the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) … More That Was The Week That Was

Talks on Pietism and Higher Ed: Interfaith Dialogue and Off-Campus Study

Those interested in getting early glimpses of our forthcoming book for InterVarsity Press, Whole and Holy Persons: A Pietist Approach to Christian Higher Education, can now watch video of the first two in a series of six talks by contributors to that volume. Earlier this month in the Bethel University Library, Marion Larson (English) and … More Talks on Pietism and Higher Ed: Interfaith Dialogue and Off-Campus Study

Follow Our Talks on Pietism and Higher Education on Twitter

10/8/13 – This morning my colleagues Marion Larson and Sara Shady kicked off a series of talks previewing chapters in our book-in-progress, Whole and Holy Persons: A Pietist Approach to Christian Higher Education, with a presentation on “Loving My (Religious) Other.” I live-tweeted their talk, highlighting key points and books mentioned, and plan to do … More Follow Our Talks on Pietism and Higher Education on Twitter