At Emerging Scholars Network, we love to crowdsource ideas for following Christ faithfully and serving others well in the academic life. In the 2018/2019 academic year, we’ve been sharing brief insights on how to grow spiritually in the academic life. Read the series to date here. For more of Tatyana Claytor’s writing at ESN, click here.Â [Read more…] about Awe and Humility (Growing Spiritually in the Academic Life Series)
What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items youâ€™d like us to consider for the top five, add them in the comments or send them to Tom or Mike.
1. Is there a place in the academy for the Christian worldview? (Jesus Creed) RJS, a regular guest blogger at Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog and a science professor at a major research university, shares a recent conversation with a friend about the role of the Christian worldview in the university. A brief except:
If one accepts methodological naturalism consistently as the basis for academic inquiry and rational thought, Â it follows that Christianity and religious belief have no place in the university, or in rational discussions, except to do autopsy on them. Â We must concede that a scientific-historical understanding of Christianity must be built with no reference to the possibility that He rose from the dead. Â We must accept that our own beliefs must be explained in evolutionary and neurological terms, without reference to the possibility that they are true.
The whole thing (and the ensuing conversation) is worth reading. [Read more…] about Week in Review: Awe-Inspiring Blizzard Edition