Tag: liberal arts

Ruben Rivera

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #8: All Tribes and Peoples

Ruben Rivera, history professor and chief diversity officer at Bethel University, joins us to discuss the importance of cultural diversity and racial reconciliation at Christian colleges and universities — and why so many of those institutions struggle to build communities that resemble the vision of Revelation 7:9 (“a great multitude… from every nation, from all tribes and…

The "High Rise" at Fermilab

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #5: Sciences and Arts

It’s time to start addressing some blind spots in our vision for higher education, as Dick Peterson embellishes on his brief remarks about science education in our book from InterVarsity Press and Ken Steinbach discusses the visual arts — utterly absent from that book. Better yet, both talk about teaching — a part of their craft…

Programming as a Liberal Art: A Review of Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff 154 pp. Soft Skull Press.  $14.95 To explain how I came across this book, I have to make a confession: since my family doesn’t subscribe to cable television, the only time my kids or I watch cable TV (or much TV at…

I Link of Arms and the Man

Scott Adams of Dilbert fame makes his case against the liberal arts in favor of entrepreneurship training Matthew Stewart makes his case for the liberal arts, especially for those who would be entrepreneurs Terry Eagleton on the ease and error of blaming Marx As student loan debt tops $1 trillion, colleges continue to imagine themselves…

Link Cadillac

Stanley Fish notes the similarities in the right-wing and left-wing criticisms of the modern university. Patrick Deneen calls for public liberal arts education, not careerist college education, for all citizens. Andrew Perrimen offers N.T. Wright as good medicine both for neo-Calvinists and for Emergents. Joanne Barkan suggests new ways to think about the “failure” of…

Ed Dante, CFU, and Plato's Warnings Against Democracy

A couple stories have been making the Internet rounds of late, making college teachers everywhere shake our heads (after all, I are one) and drawing forth the usual commonplaces about higher education.  In one such story, Central Florida University business professor Richard Quinn discovered that fully 200 of his 600 business students cheated on a…