This week: a sneak preview of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, debuting April 16th!
Normally, these podcasts will be 35-45 minute conversations — starting next week with theologian Roger Olson — but Episode 0 is a brief monologue, a snippet of intellectual autobiography that explains why someone trained as a diplomatic historian started to study the relationship of Pietism to higher education and how that research turned into a blog called The Pietist Schoolman and a book called The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons.
In this first series of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, I’ll be expanding that book’s conversation — first with some of its contributors, then gradually bringing in other voices, people who can help us fill the holes in our “whole and holy” vision or view it from the perspective of other Christian traditions.
(In addition to the acknowledgments at the end of the episode, let me add here a special thanks to my friend, colleague, and frequent collaborator Sam Mulberry — who is helping to engineer many of these episodes and also designed the podcast logo.)
- The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (IVP Academic, 2015)
- “Pietist Vision Previews: Background“
- “Pietist Vision Previews: ‘Pietist not just in content but tone’“
- Christian Humanist Profile 27: Nathan Gilmour’s interview with me earlier this year
- The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 16: my first appearance on the CHP Radio Network, at a much earlier stage in my thinking on Pietism and Christian higher education
- Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation (Oxford University Press, 2004): as I explain in this preview, the Jacobsens’ book (and leadership of a faculty workshop at Bethel University) sparked my interest in Pietism and education
- Arthur F. Holmes, The Idea of a Christian College (Eerdmans, 1975; revised 1987): my original ambition was to write a Pietist response to Holmes’ still-influential argument that a Christian college exists to “[cultivate] the creative and active integration of faith and learning, of faith and culture”