For fifteen years, the Biblical Higher Education Journal has enriched and elevated the practice of biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education through informed reflection and scholarly research. Biblical higher education fills a distinctive and important niche in the broader field of higher education by providing students the opportunity to integrate Christian faith and biblical teaching into their professional and ministerial preparation. This journal supports the mission of biblical higher education by providing a venue for publication of related research and a forum for thought and dialogue regarding the issues, trends, opportunities, and challenges facing biblical higher education.
- J Jerome Prinston provides an incisive critique of the homo liturgicus theory proposed by James K. A. Smith in several of his writings. He examines the implications of the theory for worldview formation at Christian colleges and proposes an alternative approach that recognizes the multidimensional nature of human beings.
- Rodney Phillips analyzes and summarizes the factors that promote academic persistence among nontraditional African American male undergraduates.
- Justin Harbin summarizes lessons learned from the implementation of a faculty learning community that will inform other institutions of biblical higher education.
- Barry L. Saylor draws from a metaphor proposed by Walter Brueggemann—the church as exile community—and applies it to the Christian campus. He shows that this image has important implications for preparing students to engage with contemporary culture.
This volume includes contributions from nine authors who work in various capacities at diverse institutions connected with the Association of Biblical Higher Education. These twelve contributions consist of four articles and five book reviews.