I couldn’t quite maintain the standards of academic decorum when I saw that the newest issue of Books & Culture included my first piece for the best Christian cultural review around. The sports expression “Act like you’ve been there before” comes to mind… But hey, it’s the 20th anniversary issue! And my name is even on the cover! And they … More Look Who’s in Books and Culture!
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I have been co-editing a book on the history of Grace College and Theological Seminary and now I am happy to announce that Becoming Grace: Seventy-Five Years on the landscape of Christian Higher Education in America is available for preorder! I’ll be writing more about what you’ll find in … More Becoming Grace… Now Available for Preorder!
Okay, let’s go back to Wesleyan University president Michael Roth’s claim that while he wants his students (even fellow secularists) to engage with religious ideas and feelings, he certainly isn’t “trying to make a religious believer out of anybody.” But as a Christian historian — and as a professor at a Christian college — aren’t … More Am I “Making Religious Believers” Out of My Students? (part 2)
I’m still a bit staggered that scholars as gifted as John Fea, Rhonda and Douglas Jacobsen, John Schmalzbauer, and Amos Yong would think highly enough of our book on Pietism and Christian higher education to endorse it. But my heart was specially warmed that Houghton College president Shirley Mullen focused so much of her endorsement on how the book was written: … More Pietist Vision Previews: “Pietist not just in content but tone”
During the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) meeting late last month, I had the honor of chairing a session on the role that historians can play in helping institutions during seasons of change. Despite the early start time (8:00 on a Saturday morning), we had a nice crowd show up to hear a terrific set of … More Six C’s of Writing Institutional History
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!
This will be the last of my recaps from the 2014 meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, as I had to leave Malibu before the Saturday afternoon plenary and concurrent sessions. But look for my presentation on blogging tomorrow, and then more posts next week as I continue to think through some of what … More CFH 2014: Managing Change and a Pietist in India
Later today I’ll be flying to southern California to join fellow members of the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) at its biennial meeting, held this year on the lovely campus of Pepperdine University. Now, I’d be excited simply to exchange the weather of St. Paul, MN for that of Malibu, CA for a couple days, … More Headed to the Conference on Faith and History!
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two biennial meetings of the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) that I attended, at Bluffton University in 2008 and Gordon College in 2012. But I’m even more excited to take part in the 2014 meeting this September at Pepperdine University. And not just because Malibu is a bit more attractive … More CFH 2014: Christian Historians, Social Media, and Institutional Change
Congratulations to Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College (the first woman to hold that office), for being named one of the “50 Women You Should Know” by Christianity Today in its October 2012 issue. In that article (not yet online just posted by CT), fellow historian Mark Noll writes of Shirley that, “In evangelical higher … More Congratulations, Shirley Mullen!