Faith Learning Integration
Faith Learning Integration at Liberty University
Faith Learning Integration (FLI)can be found in all classrooms and across all disciplines at Liberty University.
Visit our FLI GALLERY of successful examples of Faith Learning Integration.
Faith Learning Integration (FLI) Brown Bag Lunch Series
FLI Brown Bag Luncheons are scheduled on select Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3032.
- Sept. 22: "Understanding the Same-Sex Marriage Decision and Its Implications." Presented by Rena Lindevaldsen, J.D.
- Sept. 29: "Art of Christian Existentialism." Presented by Thomas Provenzola
- Oct. 20: "How Christian is Our Integration." Presented by Chad Thornhill
- Oct. 27: "Jesus, Suffering, and the Problem of Evil." Presented by Edward Martin
- Nov. 17: "Goodbye Post-Modernism; Hello Neo-Modernism." Presented by Andrew Fabich
Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab). Faculty are encouraged to bring their own lunch. CTE provides snacks and drinks.
Additonal FLI Workshops
- Sept. 1, 11:15 a.m.: "Unintended Correlations: An Argument." Presented by Mark Foreman
- Oct. 23. 10:30 a.m.: "Math, Science, and God." Presented by John Vadnal
- Nov. 9, 3:15 p.m.: "What Do Faculty & Students Think About Christian Worldview Integration." Presented by Fernando Garzon
CTE Lending Library
The CTE has several books on faith learning integration in its lending library for faculty to borrow. Stop by and pick up a copy.
The seamless integration of faith and academics is a critical component of an excellent, well-rounded education from a Biblical Worldview. The integration of faith and learning entails more than including a Bible verse at the beginning of a lecture, having a devotional, or praying with a class. While all of these components are important to a Christian classroom, full integration advances this approach to include the critical examination of academic content through the lens of a Christian student. Faith Learning Integration identifies how God's brilliant design is found across all disciplines and how its identification helps reveal the very nature of God, man, creation, purpose, redemption, salvation, and order. Faith Learning Integration is a necessary ingredient of a student's search for truth, reason, and morality, as well as the student's academic, social, and spiritual development.
To learn more about Liberty University's position, please read Liberty University's Doctrinal Statement, Philosophy on Education, and Mission and Purpose.
Faith Learning Integration Resources
There are a myriad of institutions, organizations, journals, books, and resources available to help guide the integration of faith and learning.
Centers and Institutes
Journals and Reviews
- Baker, S.L. (2004). Book review: The Integration of Faith and Learning: A Worldview Approach by Robert A. Harris.
- Dockery, D.S. (2000). Integrating faith & learning in higher education. The Research Institute for Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
- Felch, S.M. (1998). A faith-shaped approach to English studies. Tenure Statement on Scholarship, Calvin.
- Garzon, Fernando L. (2012). Teaching Christian Integration in Psychology and Counseling: Current Status and Future Directions. Journal of Psychology & Theology.
- Gill, J.H. (1979). Faith in learning: Integrative education and incarnational theology. Christian Century, 1009.
- Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis. (2009). The other Side of the Podium: Student Perspectives on Learning Integration. Journal of Psychology and Theology.
- Harris, R. (2009). The integration of faith and learning. VirtualSalt.
- Ripley, Jennifer S. (2009). Pilgrims' Progress: Faculty and University Factors in Graduate Student Integration of Faith and Profession. Journal of Psychology & Theology.
- Smith, G.T. (1996). Spiritual formation in the academy: A Unifying model. Faculty Dialogue.
- Benne, R. (2001). Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Christian Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with their Religious Traditions. Eerdmans.
- Burtcaeli, J. T. (1998). The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from their Christian Churches. Eerdmans.
- Dockery, D. S., & Thornbury, G. A. (Eds.). (2002). Shaping a Christian Worldview: The Foundations of Christian Higher Education. B & H Publishing.
- Gill, D. W. (1997). Should God Get Tenure? Essays on Religion and Higher Education. Eerdmans.
- Hankins, B. G., & Schmeltekopf, D. D. (Eds.). (2007). The Baylor Project: Taking Christian Higher Education to the Next Level. St. Augustine's Press.
- Harris, R. A. (2004). The Integration of Faith and Learning: A Worldview Approach. Cascade Books.
- Hart, D. B. (2003). The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth. Eerdmans.
- Haynes, S. R., (Ed.). (2002). Professing in the Postmodern Academy: Faculty and the Future of Church-Related Colleges. Issues in Religion and Higher Education. Baylor.
- Henry, D. V. & Agee, B. R. (Eds.). (2003). Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation. Eerdmans.
- Henry, D. V. & Beaty, M. (Eds.). (2006). Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community. Baker Academic.
- Hughes, R. (2001). How Christian Faith Can Sustain the Life of the Mind. Eerdmans.
- Katongole, E. & Rice, C. (2008). Reconciling all Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace, and Healing. InterVarsity.
- Johnson, P. E. (1995). Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law, and Education. IntervVarsity.
- Johnson, P. E. (2002). The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning, and Public Debate. InterVarsity.
- Marsden, G. M. (1997). The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. Oxford.
- Marty, M. E. (2000). Education, Religion, and the Common Good: Advancing a Distinctly American Conversation about Religion's Role in Our Shared Life. With Jonathan Moore. Jossey-Bass.
- Moreland, J. P. (1997). Love Your God with All of Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. NavPress.
- Moreland, J. P. & Craig, W. L. (2003). Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. InterVarsity.
- Palmer, M. D. & Horton, S. M. (Eds.). (1998). Elements of a Christian Worldview. Logion.
- Peterson, M. L. (2001). With All of Your Mind: A Christian Philosophy of Education. Notre Dame.
- Riley Schaefer, N. (2004). God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation Are Changing America. St. Martin's Press.
- Sire, J. W. (2004). The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog. InterVarsity.
- Smith, J. K. (2009). Desiring the kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. Baker Academic.
- Veith, G. E., Jr. (1994). Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Crossway.
- Wolterstorff, N. P. (2002). Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning. (Ed.) Goris Stronks, G. & Joldersma, C. W. Baker Academic.
Faith Integration Gallery
Please visit our FLI GALLERY to view successful examples of Faith Learning Integration.