Category Archives: Religion in Higher Education

The Idea of a Presbyterian College (2)

May 9, 2012 Inside Higher Ed this morning has a news piece about Davidson College entitled “A Presbyterian Presidency.” It raises the question again about what it means to be a Presbyterian college.  I’ve written about this recently. Davidson has … Continue reading

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The Idea of a Presbyterian College

April 4, 2012 Last week I spent a few days with the presidents of Presbyterian Colleges at a meeting of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). I was invited to speak about the financial challenges of higher education … Continue reading

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The Idea of a Christian College (2)

February 29, 2012 If you are interested in issues around faith and reason, their respective claims to truth-seeking, I recommend reading a recent essay in Inside Higher Ed entitled “An Evangelical Renaissance in Academe?” by Thomas Albert Howard and Karl … Continue reading

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The Idea of a Christian College

December 2, 2011 Yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed had an article about Shorter University in Georgia, an institution affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention.  The article concerned a new personal lifestyle statement that all Shorter employees are required to sign next … Continue reading

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The Idea of a Catholic University

November 29, 2011 Writes the Rev. Gregory Kalscheur, an associate professor at Boston College Law School, this morning in Inside Higher Ed: For Christians, the dialogue between faith and culture is as old as their earliest efforts to articulate what … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Clyde Johnson

May 27, 2011 Clyde Johnson isn’t technically an Earlham alumnus; he graduated from Indiana University.  But back in 1966 he created Ichthys House, a spiritual house and retreat on College Avenue, across from the Earlham campus, and especially close to … Continue reading

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Meanings: “Under the Care” and “Yieldedness”

May 13, 2011 Micah Bales, a young adult Quaker and ESR graduate who is currently working for ESR on outreach activities maintains a blog called The Lamb’s War that is devoted to his spiritual reflections. This week, he reflects on … Continue reading

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