ARTICLES

Eric Miller - Anti-Intellectualism and the Integration of Faith and Learning

Eric Miller is a professor of history and the humanities at Geneva College, where he directs
the honors program. He is the author of Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch,
winner of Christianity Today’s 2011 book award in history/biography; Glimpses of Another
Land: Political Hopes, Spiritual Longing
(2012); and the coeditor with Jay Green and John Fea
of Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation (2010). His
writing has appeared in Commonweal, Christian Century, Books & Culture, and First Things,
among other publications. He is currently the project director of a CCCU networking grant
studying the rise of evangelical Protestantism in Brazil.

 

Jay Green - On the Evangelical Mind and Consulting the Faithful

Jay Green is a professor of history at Covenant College, where he has been on faculty since
1998. He served for many years as the history editor for Christian Scholar’s Review, and he is
currently finishing a term as president of the Conference on Faith and History. With John
Fea and Eric Miller, he edited Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation (Notre Dame, 2010)
and is author of Christian Historiography: Five Rival Versions (Baylor, 2015). He is an elder at
St. Elmo Presbyterian Church. He lives with his wife, Beth Ann, and their three children in
the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

John Fea - What is the State of the Evangelical Mind on Christian College Campuses?

John Fea is professor of American history and chair of the History Department at Messiah
College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the author of six books, including the forthcoming
Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (Eerdmans, 2018).

 

Andrew T. Draper - Christ the Center: An Evangelical Theology of Hope

Andrew T. Draper is founding senior pastor of Urban Light Community Church in Muncie,
IN. He holds a Ph.D. in theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen and publishes
and speaks widely about theology, the church, race, disability, and community development.

 

C. Christopher Smith - Addressing the Evangelical Mind- Body Problem: The Local Church as Learning Organization

C. Christopher Smith lives, works, and worships in the Englewood neighborhood on the
urban Near Eastside of Indianapolis. He is founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books
and author of seven books, including Slow Church (coauthored with John Pattison, InterVarsity,
2014) and Reading for the Common Good (InterVarsity, 2016). He is currently finishing a
book manuscript tentatively titled Conversational Bodies: A Field Guide for the Journey toward
Belonging
(forthcoming, Brazos Press).

 

Maureen Miner Bridges - Psychological Contributions to Understanding Prejudice and the Evangelical Mind

Maureen Miner Bridges is Excelsia College’s Director of Research and a Director of Lumen
Research Institute. Her research in the fields of psychology and spirituality has been
recognized internationally: by a Crawford Miller Fellowship (St Cross College, Oxford)
and a fellowship for the John Templeton Oxford program of seminars and research into
Christianity and Science. Maureen has served on Academic and Advisory Boards of major
Sydney theological institutions (including Australian College of Theology and Sydney College
of Divinity). She has authored several books and over 50 peer-refereed publications
in key areas of psychology including clinical psychology, organizational psychology, and
psychology of religion.

 

Rachel Maxson - People of the Magazine? Evangelical Innovation for Cultural Engagement amid Technological Change

Rachel Maxson is instructional and liaison services librarian at John Brown University in
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where she also teaches in the Honors Scholars Program

 

Mark Stephens - The Parachurch Down Under: A Case Study

Mark Stephens is the coordinator of integrative studies at Excelsia College in Sydney, Australia.
Trained in the field of ancient history, Mark’s research initially focused on the place
of cosmic and personal eschatology in early Christian thinking. In his present role, Mark
works with students in the creative and performing arts (drama and music), which has led
to a research focus on Christian interpretations of popular culture, the theology of culture,
and the place of faith in a secular age.

 

Timothy Dalrymple - The Evangelical Mind in the Digital Fields

Timothy Dalrymple took his doctorate in modern Western religious thought at Harvard
University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He helped to launch Patheos.com and
grow it into the world’s largest religion and spirituality website. He then launched a creative
agency to serve businesses and nonprofits that are changing the world.

 

Rick Ostrander - The Role of the Christian University in the Cultivation of the Evangelical Mind

Rick Ostrander serves as vice president for Academic Affairs and Professional Programs
at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in Washington, D.C. He previously
served as provost at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned his
Ph.D. in history at the University of Notre Dame, where he studied with George Marsden.
His publications include The Life of Prayer in a World of Science (Oxford, 2001); Head, Heart,
Hand: John Brown University and Evangelical Higher Education
(University of Arkansas, 2003);
and Why College Matters to God: Academic Faithfulness and Christian Higher Education (Abilene
Christian University, 2009). A Fulbright scholar to Germany in 2004, Rick Ostrander maintains
an active interest in global affairs and international education.

 

David M. Johnstone - The Unexpectedness of Hope: Good News for a Generation

David M. Johnstone is the associate dean of students at George Fox University. His vocation
has taken him to the co-curricular side of higher education for the past 20 years. He
provides support and care for undergraduate students, trains student leaders, and gives
particular attention to the Western student experience at faith-based institutions. He is an
immigrant to the United States; the bulk of his education took place in Canada. His early
education was in Brazil, with his doctoral education in the States.

 

Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro - THow Wendell Berry Helps Universities Inhabit Their Places

Jack R. Baker grew up in the small farming community of Shelby, Michigan, and is an associate
professor of English at Spring Arbor University. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from
Cornerstone University, his M.A. in medieval studies from the Medieval Institute at Western
Michigan University, and his Ph.D. in English from Purdue University. His scholarship and
teaching reflect his diverse interests in medieval and modern cultures and literatures. His
books include Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place (written with
Jeff Bilbro) and Telling the Stories Right: Wendell Berry’s Imagination of Port William (edited with
Jeff Bilbro). Jeffrey Bilbro is an associate professor of English at Spring Arbor University
in southern Michigan. He grew up in the mountainous state of Washington and earned his
B.A. in writing and literature from George Fox University in Oregon and his Ph.D. in English
from Baylor University. His books include Loving God’s Wildness: The Christian Roots of
Ecological Ethics in American Literature; Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues
of Place
(written with Jack Baker); Telling the Stories Right: Wendell Berry’s Imagination of Port
William
(edited with Jack Baker); and Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms.

 

Grant D. Taylor - Commending the Gospel: Evangelical Seminaries and Our “Letters of Recommendation”

Grant Taylor is the associate dean for Academic Affairs and assistant professor of divinity
at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He oversees the
faculty, program directors, and the academic programs and operations of the school. He
also teaches New Testament, with a special focus on biblical theology and John’s Gospel.
Taylor has published articles in Southeastern Theological Review and Theological Education
(forthcoming). He holds a Ph.D. in biblical theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary and is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He is married to Rebecca, and
they have two children.

 

Erin E. Devers and Jason D. Runyan - The Impact of Thinking Fast and Slow on the Evangelical Mind

Erin E. Devers is an associate professor of psychology at Indiana Wesleyan University and
a research fellow at the Lumen Institute in Sydney, Australia. She identifies strongly as a
teacher-scholar and explores innovative ways to engage her class and enhance learning. In
the past, she has experimented with the use of clickers, randomized cold-calling, flipped
classes, and statistics theater. As a social psychologist, Dr. Devers’s recent work has explored
the way our physical states influence our psychological states, such as how a physical touch
can reduce prejudice, or how hot temperatures might influence perceptions of physical
attractiveness. Jason D. Runyan is an associate professor at Indiana Wesleyan University
where he teaches in the Psychology Department and John Wesley Honors College. He is
also a research fellow at the Lumen Research Institute. His research interests span neuroscience,
philosophy, and psychology. He is currently working on questions related to human
agency, virtue, and spiritual formation.

 

Karen J. Johnson - Remembering Our Racial Past: Using Institutional Lament to Shape Affections

Karen J. Johnson is an assistant professor of history at Wheaton College (IL). Trained in urban
history, she works on the intersection of religion and race in the history of the United States.
Her book One in Christ: Catholics and the Quest for Interracial Justice in Chicago is forthcoming
from Oxford University Press in 2018. She teaches classes on the Civil Rights Movement,
race and ethnicity in U.S. history, urban and suburban history, and methods of social studies
instruction. She has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a
M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

 

EXTENDED REVIEW

Nathan A. Finn - Restoring the Soul of the University—An Extended Review

Nathan A. Finn is Provost and Dean of the University Faculty at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.

 

 

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