Developing Players, Developing Disciples

People who care about their craft borrow ideas and resources wherever they can find them in order to get better at what they do. Having worked in college for almost twenty years, I’m obviously very interested in student development. I grew up loving sports and I, like many others, find inspiration and occasional good advice […]

Developing Players, Developing Disciples

People who care about their craft borrow ideas and resources wherever they can find them in order to get better at what they do.  Having worked in college for almost twenty years, I’m obviously very interested in student development.  I grew up loving sports and I, like many others, find inspiration and occasional good advice […]

Another Example of a Gap in Higher Education

David Bentley Hart, in The Experience of God, makes this important observation: “To bracket form and finality out of one’s investigations as far as reason allows is a matter of method, but to deny their reality altogether is a matter of metaphysics.”  (p. 70)  “Form and finality” refer to ultimate causes and purposes; in philosophical terms, […]

The Moral Dilemma for United Methodist Schools

So far as I know, every United Methodist-affiliated college or university would either describe itself or agree with the description of “non-sectarian.”  It means that we do not require anyone to go to chapel, take a particular religion course, or impose the Christian faith in any way on anyone.  No litmus test or control conditions. […]

Getting Practical, II:

Robert Benne (Quality with Soul) argues that for a church related school to carry out its mission consistent with its identity, a critical mass of committed Christians involved in leadership is a “necessary precondition.” (pp. 179-180)  I’d like to try to imagine how the principle of “critical mass” would look at a UM-related school. 1. […]

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