FIFTH COLLEGIUM ON CHRIST, KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM
West Jackson Baptist Church
January 13-14, 2003
(This is not an overnight; we will meet from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. both days)
Collegium provides Union University faculty with a concentrated opportunity to consider the integration of faith and learning as a natural outworking of discipleship to Jesus Christ. Through reading, reflection, dialogue, and prayer, attending faculty grapple with the Biblical doctrines of creation, incarnation and redemption and their implications for Christians called to the academy. Integration is not just an intellectual issue, it is a discipleship issue. Thus, Collegium encourages faculty to practice spiritual disciplines, reflect on Biblical doctrine and place themselves at the feet of Christ, the author of all knowing.
To develop a clearer understanding of:
Selected Readings for Reflection:
C.S. Lewis, Learning in Wartime; The Weight of Glory
Dallas Willard; The Spirit of the Disciplines; pp 1-74; 130-191
Dietrich Bonhoeffer; The Cost of Discipleship; pp 43-85; 105-125
David S. Dockery; Integrating Faith and Learning: An Unapologetic Case for Christian Higher Education
Topics for Discussion:
“The Biblical Doctrines of Creation, Incarnation, and Redemption and Implications for Faculty;” Terry Morrison, Ph.D. (Syracuse University), National Director of Faculty Ministry for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
“Faith Integration: A Matter of Discipleship;” Nancy Thomas
“Following Christ in the Academy: A Case Study Approach,” Nancy Thomas
Register through the Center for Faculty Development #5378 and receive the books at that time. Participation is limited to 12 faculty on a first come basis.
"An appetite for knowledge and beauty exists in the human mind and God makes no appetite in vain. We can therefore pursue knowledge as such, and beauty as such, in the sure confidence that by doing so we are either advancing to the vision of God ourselves or indirectly helping others to do so."
C.S. Lewis, Learning in Wartime; The Weight of Glory.