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The “integration of faith and learning” is a phrase that expresses the desires of Christian colleges and universities to have the Christian faith permeate every aspect of the curriculum. Integrating faith and learning resists a common tendency to compartmentalize religious faith. It rejects a Christian faith limited to…

This is part two of a five-part series on the perils and pitfalls of integrative thinking. A previous post considered “Hermit Crab Integration,” which uncritically adopts existing social structures and cultural artifacts. A related, but slightly different problem concerns this post. We call it “Christmas Tree Integration.” Christmas…

Cultivating an integrated faith is easier said than done. In the hopes of improving our skills, I have identified several failed models of integrating faith and learning. If you see yourself reflected in any of these failed models, don’t feel bad. Many of these have come to mind…

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An integrated faith is a faith that is at home in every aspect of human life. It is not confined to a Sunday morning timeslot, nor is it confined to a church building. It is not restricted to “spiritual” activities like bible study, prayer, and preaching, but also…

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Working Toward a Consistent Model of Theological Integration at Biola What are we hoping to model regarding theological integration at Biola?  We desire an approach to biblical integration that is: 1)    Authentically biblical—our integration assumes the uniqueness (in the sense that it is not just one more religious…