Category: Education

Christian Humanist Profiles 199: How to Think Like Shakespeare

Stream or Download this Episode You’ve downloaded an episode of Christian Humanist Profiles, so the odds are more than fair that you’ve read some Shakespeare, watched some Shakespeare, perhaps performed some Shakespeare.  But what would it mean to teach as Shakespeare’s teachers taught and think in the allusive, rhetorical manner that comes across in his…

Christian Humanist Profiles 151: The Craft of University Teaching

Download or Stream this Episode “At this level, at the college level, there are no single, simple formula that will tell you the best way to proceed.  You must become the kind of person, the kind of writer who makes the right judgment calls when the moment calls for judgment.”  I’ve repeated that counsel to…

Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 42: Ghostbusters

Introductions Listener Mail Knowing Controversies surrounding the 2016 film Our experiences of the 1984 film Did we like the remake? Reading Violet Ramis Stiel on Ghostbusters Chaz Ebert on Ghostbusters “Hey look, Ghostbusters didn’t kill feminism!” Passing On The Mask You Live In She Who Is Gillian Anderson Tweets Kate McKinnon

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #22: Education as Whole-Life Formation

This week I got to be a bit more of a Pietist schoolman again, as we considered how a Pietist ethos would shape education at several levels. Things started with Sam and me talking about Bethel and revisiting some of the key themes of last year’s book on The Pietist Vision for Christian Higher Education: e.g., education as…

Christian Humanist Profiles 78: What Is a Public Education?

Download or Stream this Episode At the Christian colleges where I’ve taught, the question “Where did you go to school” sometimes brings tension as much as information.  In evangelical circles as well as in other places, the phrase “public school” has come to mean second-rate, underachieving, ideological, and even dangerous for children.  Walter Feinberg, in…

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #12: The Future of Christian Higher Education

Today we conclude the first season of The Pietist Schoolman by talking with the woman whose preface opened our book, The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education. After spending much of her career as a professor at Calvin College, geographer Janel Curry became the provost of Gordon College in 2012. Janel and I talked about women in leadership at evangelical…

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #11: A Lutheran Perspective

Pietism was born in the Lutheran churches of 17th century Germany, but by the 20th century it was a pejorative term in much of American Lutheranism. To help us understand Lutheranism, how it approaches higher education, and its complicated relationship with Pietism, this week we welcome Dan Hanson, about to start his final year in the M.Div. program…

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #10: An Anabaptist Perspective

This week on The Pietist Schoolman Podcast we welcome public historian Devin Manzullo-Thomas to the conversation. As the director of the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College and a member of the Brethren in Christ Church, Devin is well-suited to share a perspective on Christianity and higher education from the intersection of Anabaptism…