Faculty Ministry

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Brief, hard-hitting and often brilliant, this treatise by C. John Sommerville (Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and member of the Faculty Ministry Advisory Council) builds the controversial argument that secular universities in America have neglected religion at their peril. (Publishers Weekly) C. John Sommerville's study of the secular university is an excellent choice for reading with fellow Christian faculty.

Faculty Ministry calls for Christian faculty to be redeeming influences within higher education, but to some, this sounds like too great a claim for the role of Jesus's disciples. Thomas Trevethan, InterVarsity Faculty Ministry staff, argues for a stronger understanding of what it means to be a redeeming influence and suggests a set of identifying marks of this redeeming influence.

This article is part of the Faculty Ministry Foundations section of the Faculty Ministry Catalyst Portfolio.

In this essay, contributed in 2004, William J. Stuntz, professor at Harvard Law School, shares with us the lessons that his personal experiences with pain have taught him about hope, powerfully capturing the tension (and pain) Christians face as we look forward to Christ's second advent.

Looking for stories of faculty around the country who have found interesting and effective ways to be "salt and light" on their campuses? Each of these stories comes from the Faculty Newsletter, now called the Lamp Post, which InterVarsity began publishing in 1990.

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