Scholarship and Christian Faith/Educating for Shalom

In higher education discussions about how faith claims should relate to secular claims, Lutherans like to say that they are not like the Calvinists, who want to transform the latter to fit with the former. Of course, this demur is often a cover-up for doing little faith/learning engagement at all. It’s good to remember Billy Sunday’s retort to those who criticized his evangelistic methods: “I prefer my imperfect approach, which I actually use, to your perfect one, which you don’t.”


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