W. Brian Lane is a physics professor who wrote the very first post forÂ Scholar’s Compass,Â our ongoing online devotional for academics. This fall, he’s writing a series on engaged learning and how it can help Christian academics teach well in the university and the church. In our mission to support emerging Christian scholars, we’ve found that one key question most grad students and early career profs are asking is how they can serve their students by teaching well. We’re delighted to publish Brian’s reflections on engaged learning this fall, and we hope they help you as you hone the craft of teaching. To God be the glory! [Read more…] about Engaged Learning in Church
“When we expand ‘neighbor’ to ‘neighborhoods’ and when we move from merely being nice to our next-door neighbor to thinking about creating better neighborhoods, we find that being a good neighbor is harder than we thought.” – Mark. T. Mulder,Â Congregations, Neighborhoods, Places (16). [Read more…] about Reflection: Congregations, Neighborhoods, Places
What I am seeing is that the understandably busy lives of even highly motivated Christian professionals often lead them to become more and more isolated from those parts of society most in need of outreach, friendship, and fellowship from Christians. Soâ€¦how can those in the hectic years of research, working on getting those final papers done for the PhD, etc., not lose touch with the problems within their own local community?