Recommended Readings

On Being a Christian Academic
By Dr. William Lane Craig (2004, 32 pages)


“This 32-page booklet contains Bill Craig’s powerful opening address at the National Faculty Leadership Conference, June 2004. With a foreword by Dr. Walter Bradley and four pages of questions for reflection, this is a great resource for faculty group discussion as well as individual application.



“How many times have I asked myself how can I redeem my position in the academy for the Gospel of Christ. Bill Craig’s On Being a Christian Academic is an inspiring booklet with practical guidance for the Christian professor in both the secular and Christian university setting. It helps professors take the long view toward Kingdom work on their campus, while putting wheels on what they want to implement today. As I have shared these booklets with others, I can barely keep up with the requests for them. What a blessing this tool has been. It encourages you to be a “Paul” in your “Mars Hill” experience…a disciple prepared to give a defense of the hope that is within you!”

 
— Stanton W. Cobb, DDS
Director of Operative Dentistry, Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry/TAMUS”

 


Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians
Edited by Kelly Monroe (1996, 360 pages; A Boston Globe Bestseller)

 

“Their search for truth led these forty-two men and women to God.

 

Ari Goldman’s best-selling book, The Search for God at Harvard, chronicled his search for signs of genuine religious faith at Harvard Divinity School. The New York Times reporter concluded that God was not very evident at the prestigious Ivy League campus.

 

Kelly Monroe reveals another picture of Christian faith in a secular intellectual setting. In Finding God at Harvard, she presents the compelling testimonies of forty-two faculty members, former students, and distinguished orators at Harvard. Their candid reflections explore the myth that Christian faith cannot survive a rigorous intellectual atmosphere. Finding God at Harvard speaks to the emptiness that haunts college campuses across the country – an emptiness that only Truth can fill.

 

As Monroe’s contributions so vividly show, that Truth is available to everyone.”

 


Unshakable Foundations: Contemporary Answers to Crucial Questions About the Christian Faith
By Dr. Norman Geisler and Peter Bocchino (2001, 395 pages)


“Today truth is unpopular. Our culture has discarded it for the slippery philosophical slopes of relativism and pluralism, in which opinion and feelings count more than university reality.
In the end, however, truth is more than a fad – it is unchanging. In Unshakable Foundations, Norman Geisler and Peter Bocchino outline how important it is to distinguish between matters of taste and matters of truth. As well, they equip believers to respond to the inevitable disagreements.


Our culture is waging war on Christianity. In order to respond, Christians need to develop a worldview – a way of seeing that encompasses the big picture. This book provides not quaint answers but the life-changing opportunity for a reader to see all of life through the lens of truth.”

 


Ministering in the Secular University: A Guide for Christian Professors and Staff
By Dr. Joseph McRae Mellichamp (1997, 149 pages)

 

“In the past 100 years, Christianity has been relegated to the unimportant or trivial regions of the university. Today, there is no place in the university for Christian thought – no place in the curriculum for Christian ideals and no place in the university’s research enterprise for Christian values. What is to be done about this?

 
The issue must be addressed on two fronts – an intellectual front and a personal front. The intellectual front has to do with the appropriate role of Christianity in the university. The personal front has to do with how Christian academics attempt to impact students, associates, and individual universities for Christ. The book is for the serious Christian academic concerned with having an impact for Christ in the university.”