I took the 3+ hours necessary to watch the Youtube video of the Vanderbilt Town Meeting (1/31/2012). I cried, laughed, yelled, verbally processed, emailed, posted on G+, tried to explain some of the material to one of my daughters, called out to the Lord for discernment for those called to be part of the Vanderbilt community & others called to be on campuses across our nation.
The Soul of the American University
Marsden and Ono on Renewing the Campus
I’ve written about Dr. George Marsden’s recent talk to InterVarsity staff, and now you can hear it for yourself. We’ve posted all of the talks from the conference on InterVarsity’s audio page, but here are the direct links. All links go to mp3 audio files. If you want to download them for later listening, right-click […]
What role does Christianity play in our scholarship?
I’ve been writing about George Marsden’s talk to InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries at our recent staff conference. Over the last two weeks, I’ve written about Dr. Marsden’s belief that metaphysical naturalism is losing its hold on the academy and his endorsement for methodological naturalism as an appropriate stance for Christian faculty. Last week, I […]
How can Christian scholars avoid privatizing their faith?
Last week, I wrote about George Marsden‘s address to InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries staff, “The Soul of the American University Revisited.” Dr. Marsden suggested that worldview naturalism — also called ideological or metaphysical naturalism — was losing its hold on the academy. In contrast, methodological naturalism remained strong and, indeed, was an appropriate stance […]
Is Naturalism Losing Steam?
Last week, Tom and I attended the national staff meetings for InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, which continued the theme of Campuses Renewed from our national staff conference in January. Our speakers could not have been better: historian George Marsden, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, who wrote […]