Scholarship as a Spiritual Discipline

I recently co-hosted a conference at Queen’s University on “Engaging the University”–a symposium on the integrality of faith and academics. One professor spoke up at one point when the discussion was centred on expressions of faith in the classroom. She said: “Something as simple as the practise of starting off the semester with a lecture … More Scholarship as a Spiritual Discipline

Loving Jesus: The Spiritual Heart of a Cosmopolitan Faith

An earlier version of this article appeared in The Christian Courier as “Born Again Kuyperians” on Oct. 23, 2017. Jesus said to people who rested in Old Testament covenant promises: “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God” (John 8:42). Jesus is saying that having an impressive … More Loving Jesus: The Spiritual Heart of a Cosmopolitan Faith

An Invitation to A Dialogue of Diverse Diversity in the Public University: A Book Review of Wolterstorff’s “Religion in the University”

Wolterstorff’s goal: to establish the place of religion in the public university in a liberal democracy. Not its legal or moral place, but its place within the role-ethic of a scholar in such a context. … More An Invitation to A Dialogue of Diverse Diversity in the Public University: A Book Review of Wolterstorff’s “Religion in the University”

The Spirit World in Africa and the West: Contextual Theology for the Church

Esther Acolatse frames the problem well: a hermeneutical gap between the church in the global South and modern West. The African church, with its animist cultural heritage and the influence of divination found in African traditional religions, lives in an enchanted world where the conflicts of angels and demons affect the details of everyday life. … More The Spirit World in Africa and the West: Contextual Theology for the Church