Our conversations with hundreds of Emerging Scholars at Urbana 09 precluded us from keeping up with our readings. But don’t worry, we’ll catch up as soon as our plane lands ;-)
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2. enjoy the kick-off of a series of quotes from Education for Human Flourishing: A Christian Perspective (Paul D. Spears and Steven R. Loomis, InterVarsity Press, 2009),* by considering an excerpt from the Christian Worldview Integration Series Preface:
The word integrate means “to form or blend into a whole,” “to unite.” We humans naturally seek to find the unity that is behind diversity, and in fact coherence is an important mark of rationality. There are two kinds of integration: conceptual and personal. In conceptual integration, our theological beliefs, especially those derived from careful study of the Bible, are blended and unified with important, reasonable ideas from our profession or college major into a coherent, intellectually satisfying Christian worldview. … In personal integration we seek to live a unified life, a life in which we are the same in public as we are in private, a life in which various aspects of our personality are consistent with each other and conducive to a life human flourishing as a follower of Jesus. — by Christian Worldview Integration Series editors Francis Beckwith and J.P. Moreland, pp. 9-10.
Questions to ponder as we begin a new year: Why does integration matter? How do we go about it?