Being a Christian Academic (Page 2)

Encouragements / issues / helpful contributions to think about being a Christian Academic

Integrating Christian faith and academic life

How well integrated is Christian faith and academic life? The Christian Academic Network is a network of Christian academics who seek to encourage integration of Christian faith with academic life and equip university and college staff and those academics working in research as witnesses for Jesus Christ in their workplace. To This End, C-A-N offers…

The Christian Scholar in the 21st Century

Reflections In reflecting generally about evangelicalism and the academy, I find that evangelicalism has always been suspicious of the academic world—and rightly so. There is much justified anxiety about the secularism, relativism and pluralism, which seems to be endemic in much of today’s higher education. Evangelicals-and, increasingly, many others as well—have noted with growing concern…

This can be a tall order

This can be a Tall Order Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. 1 Corinthians 318-19a NIV This bible passage has…

What It Means To Be A Christian Academic

Living with tension Christian academics find themselves in a predicament, existing in no man’s land between the two communities towards which they naturally gravitate. These two communities are the ones indicated by the term ‘Christian academic’. They may find themselves at loggerheads with the Christian community, because they may not fit easily into the expectations…

Witness in student classes

Thank you John Walkup for your helpful article explaining how, in your first class of the academic year, you tell your students about your becoming a Christian. I am more timid. I teach in the University of Lausanne, in French-speaking Switzerland, and the influence of French secularism is quite strong here. In my first lecture…