Glasses on an open book

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…

Glass doors looking into a library

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…

Girl looking at "Jesus Saves" billboard

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…

Man holding book and sitting on brick wall

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…