Theological Music: An Interview with Keith Getty

4 years ago

By Keith Getty, Benjamin K. Forrest Recently, Keith Getty took some time to have a conversation with the managing editor of “Faith and the Academy,” Benjamin K. Forrest. Getty, perhaps best known for his hymn, “In Christ Alone” is a hymn-writer, producer, worship leader, and author (“Sing” B&H, 2017). Along...

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“Ordinary” Labor and Christian Calling: A Gift of the Reformation

4 years ago

By Roger Schultz The 16th Century Protestant Reformation transformed the concept of “calling” and work, paving the way for professions, market entrepreneurship and modern capitalism. We usually think of the Reformation’s impact on the Church and Christian theology – which was its primary focus, however, the Reformation also had a...

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The Reformation: Looking Backward to Move Forward

4 years ago

By Tyler Scarlett I have six children. Whenever our family circus piles into the minivan, it’s only a matter of time before someone blurts out, “Are we going to Nana’s house? Is it soccer day? Can we go to McDonalds?” Curious little minds constantly want to know “Where are we...

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Sola Scriptura: Implications For Christian Scholarship And Integration

4 years ago

By John Woodbridge The Protestant Reformers Martin Luther (1483- 1546), John Calvin (1509-1564) and their evangelical colleagues taught that Holy Scripture should play a determinative role in any form of education.1 As advocates of sola scriptura, Luther and Calvin firmly believed the Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit reveals divine, fully trust-worthy...

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Cultural Engagement in Medicine and Healthcare: Mortality vs. Eternity

4 years ago

By Kenneth J. Dormer Death! Did that get your attention? Death thoughts, more than nearly any other kind, cause us to take account of ourselves. Death’s harsh reality is suppressed in younger persons who rarely think about mortality; however, with age and maturation we become ever more aware of its...

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Cultural Engagement in Business and Economics: Asking “What if?” and “What ought to be?”

4 years ago

By Andrew T. Light Economics is not always the location in which Christians first think to engage culture, but economic realities touch the lives of each person in unique, personal, and profound ways. Thus, as Christians, we must see business and economics as a domain in which we are obligated...

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Cultural Engagement in Communication and the Arts: Once Upon a Time (A Theory)

4 years ago

By Lorene M. Wales Once upon a time…I was a little girl, seeing my first movie, In Search of Noah’s Ark (1976). I was so astounded by the images, I knew God was calling me to work in film. Yep, not Star Wars, which came out a year later, but...

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Worship: Shaper of Society? OR Shaped by Society?

4 years ago

By Paul Rumrill and Tad Hardin Is the “spirit and truth” worship – worship that Jesus commends in John 4 – completely separate from today’s culture? What makes worship authentic in the Christian faith and daily life? Mankind is a worshipping creature.1 We operate poorly as individual entities, but marvelously in...

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Christian Higher Education in a Changing Cultural Landscape: Tradition as a Source of Renewal

4 years ago

By David S. Dockery The year was 1955: I was a mere two years old. The White House had become home to the American war hero, General Dwight David Eisenhower; Winston Churchill concluded his terms as the British Prime Minister and Richard Daley had just started his powerful reign as...

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The Identity of a Christian University: An Interview with James K. A. Smith

4 years ago

By James K. A. Smith Recently, James K. A. Smith took some time to have a conversation with the executive editor of “Faith and the Academy,” Joshua Chatraw. Smith is Professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and...

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