Tag: The Pietist Vision of Higher Education

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…

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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…

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #9: A Wesleyan Perspective

After an early summer hiatus, we return this week with the first in a series of episodes sharing perspectives on Christian higher education from traditions both distinct from and historically related to Pietism. First up, Wesleyanism. It’s represented here by sociologist John Hawthorne, professor at Spring Arbor University and a former administrator at Point Loma…

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #6: Body and Soul

“Whole-person education” is one of those stock phrases within higher education that is at once meaningful and meaningless: it’s core to the mission of institutions and central to how many of us conceive our vocations; it’s also so pervasive and thinly understood as to resemble a slogan concocted by the worst of branding consultants. So in this week’s episode we…

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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…

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #3: Borderlands and Bridges

This week I’m joined by philosopher Sara Shady and historian Amy Poppinga, leaders in an effort to encourage interfaith dialogue and engagement at evangelical colleges and universities. Sara (co-author of a chapter in our Pietist Vision book on this topic) and Amy (an Islamic studies specialist) talked about love, courage, hospitality, and spiritual formation and engaged with my suggestion that…

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The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #0: The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

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…

Christian Humanist Profiles 27: The Pietist Vision of Higher Education by Chris Gehrz

From the lips of many a professor at many a Christian college the words “integration of faith and learning” sound as natural as “liberal arts” or “critical thinking.”  Yet, as Chris Gehrz and a number of scholars argue in The Pietist Vision of Christian Education, that phrase, inflected as it is by twentieth-century Calvinism, stands…