Faith and Scholarship: A Christian Call to Action
Christians who work in an academic setting face a double challenge: that of being a faithful Christian and that of being a reputable scholar. At times, these aims do not conflict, yet at others, they do. How ought Christian scholars to think of their callings? How can they bridge the faith-learning gap? What practices should they cultivate in their line of work? Christian scholars early in their careers have these questions and are still trying to figure out the answers. Veteran scholars have had more practice and, thus, can mentor the younger generation; still, even they lose focus and need encouragement. After defining some terms and introducing some concepts, this essay will attempt to answer those questions and offer helpful suggestions.