The Confessions of an Ambitious Leader

3 weeks ago

Tomorrow you have a job interview. A friend mentions casually that she has heard that your potential new supervisor is ambitious. You begin to wonder to yourself, "What does that mean? Does he have a big ego? Is he after money? Power? Recognition? Will he step on me like a...

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Answering the Call to Christian Counseling

4 weeks ago

The popularity of the book, The Purpose Driven Life, highlighted the fact that most of us desire to fulfill our purpose on this earth. For me, that purpose began to take shape after the tragic loss of my older brother from a terrorist bomb on an airplane. Devastated by his...

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Raising Shepherds

2 months ago

In the Fall 2020 edition of Faith and the Academy, Liberty is exploring the implications of its mission to Train Champions for Christ. This is a contextualized discussion; "champions" is a distinct word that links to the conversation about biblical leadership development within the university. Jack Carson's editorial contrasts two...

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Christ-Exalting Christian Education: An Interview with Duane Litfin

2 months ago

As part of the first issue of Volume 4 of Faith and the Academy, Duane Litfin took some time to have a conversation with Dr. Benjamin K. Forrest, our managing editor. Litfin holds doctorates from Purdue University (Rhetorical Studies) and Oxford University (New Testament). After two decades as a professor...

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A Christian View of Government

3 months ago

by Dr. Gai Ferdon and Zane Richer Every article should have at least one idea in it. The one idea in this article is simply that a Christian view of the state is possible. And it is a wondrous development in the history of Western thought that this idea presently...

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Leadership for the Other

3 months ago

by Jack Carson This article was originally published as the first article in the Fall 2020 edition of Faith and the Academy, the journal published by the Center for Apologetics every year. Training Champions for Christ is the mission of Liberty University, and by extension, the task of every faculty...

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The Value of Affliction

3 months ago

by Emily Page The Old Testament shows us what it looks like to walk with God. It is challenging, filled with highs and lows and sometimes long stretches of seeming silence. So often during these silences, God's people face intense pain—inflicted by others, inflicted by themselves, and sometimes inflicted by...

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Progressing From ‘A Theology of the Disciplines’ to ‘A Theology For Vocation’

4 months ago

by Dr. Benjamin K. Forrest Progression is natural. My youngest son is learning the alphabet with his mom before he learns to read at school. My grade school daughter is learning the commutative property of addition before she learns algebra. Learning is always built upon prior knowledge. Progression is natural,...

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Redemptive Storytelling: Reimagining the World through a Hopeful Lens

4 months ago

Logan Prince graduated from Liberty University in 2019 with degrees in Journalism and Theology and Apologetics. Since graduating, he has been working as a producer at Bellevue Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. Stories matter. Worldview stories shape perspectives. Fictional stories instill values. The grand narrative of the Bible influences, well,...

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The City of God and the City of Man

4 months ago

by Dr. Mark D. Allen The unimaginable happened. It was dream crushing. They had placed their hope in the grand wedding between the Empire and Christianity. This marriage of imperial power and a transcendent God captured the imaginations of those who imbibed the lure of its unlimited potential for peace,...

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