God and the Academy, a conference for
Christian professors by Christian professors, will be a refreshing time of
renewing our call as faculty, sharpening our vision and charting the course
for the new century. It will be held on the campus of Georgia Tech
University, June 21-25, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia. A unique international
conference, God and the Academy is open only to college and university
professors and administrators, and to those in graduate school preparing to
If you are not a professor, do you know one? Please tell any Christian
professors you know about this strategic conference. God and the Academy
will explore academic integration--the relationship between various
disciplines and the Christian faith, how to develop a Christian worldview,
personal and professional development, and apologetics. Professors will
have an extended time each day to meet with others in their own academic
discipline. Many of the following articles in our Special Focus are by
professors who will be speaking at the conference.
—Byron Barlowe, Editor/Webmaster, Leadership University
On Integrating Your Faith
Rae Mellichamp, Ph.D.
The difference between the Christian who happens to be a professor and the
professor who happens to be a Christian can be measured by how well one has
thought through the issue of how the Christian worldview resonates with his
or her academic discipline.
The Calling of a Christian Professor
Walter Bradley, Ph.D.
From the Biblical precedents for a professor's calling to addressing common
fears about having a public faith and specific ways in which faculty can minister
to students and colleagues on campus, Dr. Bradley speaks from years of
experience and draws from numerous personally tested ministry strategies.
The Courage to Teach Well
Nancy Simpson, Ph.D.; Liz Miller, Ph.D.; Jean Layne
Professors from Texas A&M University's Center for Teaching Excellence set
forth principles for effective teaching. They show that faith in Christ can
be a primary inner resource and motivation for excellence in teaching.
Toward Integrating Your Life and Your Work
Edward Harris, Ph.D.
Does your work matter to God? Is your vocation an integral part of who you
are as a Christian? The answers have implications for all believers in
secular vocations, especially those in academia.
When Worldviews Collide
Armand Nicholi, M.D.
A professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nicholi has
developed an undergraduate course at Harvard comparing the worldviews of C.
S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud. This article contrasts their viewpoints on
life, pain and death.
A Christian Critique of the University
Charles Malik, Ph.D.
An outstanding scholar and International diplomat, Dr. Charles Malik
(1906-1987) first gave this address at the University of Waterloo's Pascal
Lectures. This article is also the first three chapters of his book, A
Christian Critique of the University, first published in 1982.
What are the Obligations of
Professors to Reveal their Personal Philosophies of Life to Students?
Dr. Otto J. Helweg, Ph.D.
Dr. Helweg examines the historical background and the practical application
of the roles of the professor as a mentor, and the Christian as a
What (If Anything) Hath God Wrought?
Academic Freedom and the Religious Professor
Phillip E. Johnson, J.D.
The issue of academic freedom is constantly debated in the media and on
campus. This article examines key legal issues surrounding this debate.
Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God
Walter Bradley, Ph.D.
This is a lecture Dr. Bradley has given on numerous campuses. He examines
the scientific evidence and explains that belief in the existence of God is
Christian Leadership Ministries' Academic Initiative
Our mission is to influence the university and world for Christ by
increasing the prominence of the Christian world view in all academic disciplines by
influencing today's professors and cultivating tomorrow's professors.
Academic Integration Page
Christian Leadership's Academic Integration Page is designed primarily for
articles which address the complex relationship of integrating one's
Christian faith to the academic disciplines, for discussion of
philosophical and theological issues which arise within the Christian faith
related to academic integration, for exemplary models of Christian academic
integration, and for articles primarily from (but not limited to) a
Christian perspective that deal critically with the philosophic and
academic credentials of a Christian perspective of the disciplines. See our
introductory articles by Dr. Alvin Plantinga and Dr. J.P. Moreland.
Go here to see our past Special Focus features.