Introducing The Bible Project

Christianity Today editor Mark Galli’s weekly Galli Report almost always references some highly worthwhile reads. Recently, Mark introduced The Bible Project, a source for highly creative free media resources to encourage and support Bible study. You and your faculty may find ways to use these materials in connection with your formal educational program—or perhaps more likely—in connection with your community teaching and outreach efforts.

 

21st Century Biblical Higher Education

Chambers_MichaelI had the privilege of attending the August 25th hand-off between Mike Chambers and venerated veteran David Eubanks, formerly Johnson University president for 38 years and ABHE Biblical Higher Education Award honoree. Pressed out of retirement in 2013 for what was supposed to be a 6-month transitional role in overseeing the morphing of Florida Christian College into Johnson University-Florida, Dr. Eubanks’ distinguished service concluded last month as Dr. Mike Chambers was officially installed as Chancellor and Vice Provost. In my opinion, Dr. Chambers’ inaugural convocation address captures the essence of what faithfulness of heart and mind to our historic biblical higher education heritage requires in the 21st century. Mike has graciously consented for me to share this highly worthwhile read with you.

 

The Bible vs. Political Babble About Immigration

The inflammatory political vitriol concerning immigration spewed by Donald Trump in recent weeks is an affront to biblical Christianity. This article, Trumped Up Charges, by Matt Soerens—and the work of the Evangelical Immigration Table—will help to resource biblical and respectful dialogue on your campus. For a more lengthy treatment of the subject, check out Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate, which Soerens co-authors with Jenny Hwang.

Are Your Students Uncomfortable With Disturbing Thinking?  

Check out this Atlantic Monthly article entitled, The Coddling of the American Mind. Authors Gregg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt assert that today’s students are insisting that their institutions “scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.” I picked up the trail thanks to Christianity Today editor Mark Galli.