It is my expert opinion as a Christian who has lived through three mostly disastrous decades of Christian engagement with politics that we do not best convert people through political issues when we seek to pronounce the Christian position on it, when we use politics as medium for the gospel. Second, it is my opinion as an emerging scholar in rhetoric that my field speaks to all people and also has deep ties to Christianity. And as a “public scholar” I note those two facts while urging a collective, democratic approach to issues at hand.
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This week’s Chronicle Review features an article by Daniel R. Drezner entitled “Public Intellectuals 2.0,” ($, I think) about the role of public intellectuals in the age of blogs and non-stop media commentary.
As some of you know (may even remember), 5 years ago I became the Associate Director of the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). What a privilege it has been to be part of connecting, encouraging, equipping and mentoring a growing network (4,200+) of those on the academic pathway (undergrads, grad students, postdocs and early career faculty) via blogging, facebook, ministry/conference partnerships, paper.li, and twitter.
What is ESN planning this year? Read our fall preview series this week to find out.
And, if your campus has a public Christian intellectual presence, what does it look like?