Where You Can Hear Us Speak on The Pietist Option

Three weeks and counting until The Pietist Option hits bookshelves! I’m marking the occasion in SeaTac International Airport, waiting for my flight home after my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Hard to imagine a better introduction to a region than one that offers these kinds of views: I was on Whidbey Island to give two talks … More Where You Can Hear Us Speak on The Pietist Option

Searching for Jerusalem: A New Review of Our Pietist Vision Book

One of the pleasures of being (almost) done with grading is that I can start to catch up on reading. A summer book list will come another day, but this week, I want to mention two articles in the Easter issue of The Cresset, starting with a review essay that makes kind mention of our book, The Pietist Vision … More Searching for Jerusalem: A New Review of Our Pietist Vision Book

A New Review of The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

Thanks to Brant Himes of Azusa Pacific University for taking the time to review our book on Pietism and higher ed for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion! In The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education, Christopher Gehrz convenes an impressive array of scholars to offer fresh, cross-disciplinary reflections on how the Pietist … More A New Review of The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

Thursday’s Podcast: Education as Whole-Life Formation

This week I got to be a bit more of a Pietist schoolman again on our podcast, as we considered how a Pietist ethos would shape education at several levels. Things started with Sam and me talking about Bethel and revisiting some of the key themes of last year’s book on The Pietist Vision for Christian Higher Education: … More Thursday’s Podcast: Education as Whole-Life Formation

How You Can Join Me in Supporting Minnehaha Academy

I don’t normally use this blog as a platform for my favorite charitable causes, but today I want to make an exception to that rule and encourage readers to join me in supporting Minnehaha Academy, a Christian preK-12 school in Minneapolis. Unlike many of my colleagues on the school’s board of trustees, I’m not a Minnehaha alum or parent; I … More How You Can Join Me in Supporting Minnehaha Academy

How to Nominate Our Book for a Readers’ Choice Award

It’s already been a good month for our book on Pietism and higher ed, between being named a finalist for a prestigious book prize and receiving a strong review from the dean of historians of Christian higher education. But if I can push our luck a bit… If you enjoyed The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: … More How to Nominate Our Book for a Readers’ Choice Award

The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education a Finalist for the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

I’m happy to announce that the Lilly Fellows Program has named The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons one of the finalists for its prestigious Book Award! The LFP Book Award “honors an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central ideas and principles animating the Lilly Fellows Program. … More The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education a Finalist for the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

William Ringenberg Reviews Our Pietist Vision Book!

I’m new enough to publishing that I’m thrilled whenever anyone reviews my work. But I was especially tickled to find this morning that H-Pietism has a review of The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education from none other than William Ringenberg, the long-time Taylor University professor who is pretty much the leading historian of Christian higher education. His book The Christian College: A … More William Ringenberg Reviews Our Pietist Vision Book!

New Interview on Pietism and Higher Education

Maybe some of you appear in the news media all the time. I don’t. So in a week that’s already seen me quoted in Christianity Today‘s story about the troubling situation at North Greenville University, it’s a bit overwhelming also to see an interview with me appear on the website of my denomination’s magazine, The Covenant Companion. Reporter Stan … More New Interview on Pietism and Higher Education