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Collegium on Christ, Knowledge & Wisdom

 Purpose:
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. 

Objectives:
To develop a clearer understanding of:

  • the history of higher education in America.
  • the vision of Christian higher education.
  • the Biblical doctrines of the Christian faith: creation, incarnation, redemption and their implications for faculty as they consider their discipline and make contributions.
  • the relationship between the practice of spiritual disciplines and the pursuit of God at the center of all knowing.
  • how faith influences learning.

Readings for Reflection:  

C.S. Lewis, Learning in Wartime; The Weight of Glory;
Dallas Willard; The Spirit of the Disciplines;
Dietrich Bonhoeffer; The Cost of Discipleship
David S. Dockery; Integrating Faith and Learning: An Unapologetic Case for Christian Higher Education

Topics for Discussion:

  • David S. Dockery; Integrating Faith and Learning: An Unapologetic Case for Christian Higher Education
  • Terry Morrison; InterVarsity Faculty Ministry: The Biblical Doctrines of Creation, Incarnation, and Redemption and Implications for Faculty
  • Hal Poe; An Interdisciplinary Approach to Faith Intergration
  • Nancy Thomas; Faith Integration: A Matter of Discipleship


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
 

"Only the devil has an answer for our moral difficulties, and he says: 'Keep on posing problems, and you will escape the necessity of obedience.' But Jesus is not interested in the young man's problems; he is interested in the young man himself."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer; The Cost of Discipleship