What is the most pressing issue for the Christian to engage when journeying in higher ed?
Any surprises as we dive into the second round of ESN March Madness ’14? Honestly my wife and I both expected a stronger showing from Theology and Nature, of course that could be our undergraduate studies in (and continuing interest in) the sciences. How about what must be the gut wrenching practical concerns of Pluralism and tolerance and Integrating faith & field as they defeated Discerning the truth and Scripture in academia? Upon a little more reflection, ”the teams” in these categories are closer in the area they cover than my initial impression. They speak to the larger issue of authority – mentioned by several as what they consider the most pressing issue for the Christian to engage when journeying in higher ed (or any other place for that matter). What do you think, a dark horse candidate to bring in as a challenger to the winner of this tourney (like the Champion of the NIT or NAIA coming in to face off against the NCAA Champion)? Yes, I am liking this Saturday morning brainstorm :)
Please do not forget that as with The Best Christian Book of All Time, this is an attempt to provide an engaging venue to refine our thoughts and interactions, not to declare “final winners/losers” (or answers). I narrowed the field to a Sweet Sixteen with double elimination and a variety of venues for commenting/input to enable us to grow as a learning community — to sharpen the focus of what the Emerging Scholars Network will be addressing in the coming weeks, months. . . . Please become part of the team and invite others to “get their head in the game” too — http://challonge.com/ESNMarchMadness14. To God be the glory!