Taking Our Book on the Road: Messiah College

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be at Messiah College on April 30th to give a variety of presentations related to our book, The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons! We’ll kick off at 9:45am with a chapel talk on “New Persons, New Church, New World: Pietism and Today’s Christian College.” After lunch … More Taking Our Book on the Road: Messiah College

Endorsements for Our Book on Pietism and Higher Education!

Have you heard that the first book on Pietism and Christian higher education is coming in January from IVP Academic? Based on the early reviews from an impressive array of scholars, it sounds kind of great… Our friends at Bethel University here invite us not only to think about but to feel, imagine, and even desire to actualize a Christian … More Endorsements for Our Book on Pietism and Higher Education!

A Pietist Model of Christian Scholarship: Against Faith-Learning Integration

What would Christian scholarship look like if rooted in the Pietist tradition? Would Pietists affirm something like “the integration of faith and learning”? Yesterday I had the chance to talk about these questions as part of Bethel’s annual faith-learning workshop for faculty on the cusp of applying for tenure. Thanks to workshop facilitator Kathy Nevins for the invitation! (Kathy … More A Pietist Model of Christian Scholarship: Against Faith-Learning Integration

Religion’s “Return” to Higher Education

Few books have been as significant in my professional life as Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation, edited (and about half-written) by the husband and wife team of Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, of Messiah College. I first encountered it in 2006, during a summer workshop at Bethel University led by the Jacobsens. … More Religion’s “Return” to Higher Education