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 W. Giberson. Both teach at Gordon College in Massachusetts.
They take stock of the current situation of “Christian colleges” and of evangelical and fundamentalist scholarship in a manner I find insightful, fair and respectful. I especially appreciate their discussion of the doctrine of Bible inerrancy, adherence to which is required by many Christian colleges of their faculty members as a condition of employment.
Here’s a link to an earlier post on the Observatory on The Idea of a Christian College.