In this interview, University of Manchester professor and theologian Graham Ward discusses the relationships between contemporary higher education, especially in theology, politics, capitalism, and globalization.
In this interview, Gertrud Nelson discusses the relationship between stories and our faith as she explains the value of Godly Play in education.
In this poem, Rhonda Mino-Melanson reflects on the relationship between teachers and students.
In this article Dr. Keuss seeks to reassert the important relationship between campus ministry programs and Christian universities; he proposes four distinct movements within our current educational milieu—the movement from technological isolation toward real-life intimacy, from passive ethics toward engaged citizenship, from occupational drive toward radical vocational abandonment, and from racial ignorance and isolation toward true racial reconciliation through honesty, humility, and hard work.
In this essay, Steven Wingate writes about Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 and the feelings of communal grief that it inspires.
In this essay, Nicholas Wolterstorff discusses the love of God as central to the love of learning.
In this essay, Scott Small describes surprising encounters of the sacred in the music of Thelonious Monk.
The Other Journal’s Dan Rhodes interviews Stanley Hauerwas about the state of education and the role of theology in the modern research university.
In this interview, Suresh Canagarajah discusses global English education and changes taking place in the field.
In this personal essay, Patricia Westerhof questions her life as a teacher, especially the slow, thankless work of grading papers.
In this poem, Lee Passarella muses on the education of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, an artist who one hundred years after his death still has his ardent admirers and his ardent critics.
Jude Joseph Lovell describes his evolving relationship with the music of the Innocence Mission.
In this essay, Matt Bonzo and Michael Stevens use the work of Wendell Berry to argue against an education that fragments communities and dislocates individuals in favor of an education that helps us find our place.
In this article, Andrew and Lindsey Krinks suggest that at the intersection between an imaginative exploration of poetry and a creative ministry to the homeless lies a unique potential for the sort of education that is “peculiar” and thus ideal for a life of Christian discipleship, a life that seeks to cultivate reconciliation for the sake of God’s kingdom.
In this interview, Paul Griffiths discusses the contours of the current relationship between theology and education.
There’s Music Everywhere: An Interview with Michael Nau of Page France and the Cotton Jones Basket Ride
In this interview, Brian Munz talks to Michael Nau, formerly of Page France and currently of the Cotton Jones Basket Ride, about his music, past and future, avoiding the “Christian band” label, and his songwriting process.
That towheaded boy sat In his overalls There in a circle With the others Reading from a primer And the others Would raise their hands And get up from their Little chairs there In that circle And go to the teacher And point at a word And the teacher Would quietly Say the word And […]
In this interview, musician and artist Tracy Howe shares her experience of music, community, hope, and restoration.
In this essay, Paul Jaussen argues that discipleship is a valuable model for education, one which avoids the common traps of ideological or market-driven pedagogies.
In this poem, Misty Anne Winzenried describes a visit to the beach—the children playing in the surf, the endless expanse of sea and sky, the surprises of tide pools—and invites readers to “lick / memories from their fingers” as they recall their own life lessons at the ocean.
In this poem, Jan Lee Ande reminds us that even on “ordinary mornings” we can learn from nature, “that other text written by the finger of God.”
In this personal essay, Greta Bergquist recounts the struggles and joys of teaching in a low-income, segregated Baltimore high school as part of Teach for America.
In this poem, Jan Lee Ande imagines the dictionary as a sacrarium and its words as our clerics, our stepstones to the divine.
In this essay, Dr. Robert Sweetman considers the distinctions between devout and scholarly readings of scripture, especially in light of Micah 6:8.
This poem addresses the role of language and creativity in education; it considers a “concrete classroom” future where poets are no more.
In this article, Dr. Raschke addresses the crisis in theological education brought on by the rapid deinstitutionalization and deprofessionalization of Christianity; he suggests how theological education should re-imagine itself in a postmodern context.
Chris Heuertz describes the role of education in his mission to serve the poor, including the shift in vision that inspired his community of volunteers to serve the poor relationally rather than philanthropically.
Religious Belonging in an "Age of Authenticity": A Conversation with Charles Taylor (Part Two of Three)
In the second of a three-part interview, Charles Taylor discusses his understanding of “authenticity” as something that deeply influences contemporary Western life, including how religious life is best lived in such an “age of authenticity.” In suggesting ways in which the representatives of religious traditions should respond to people in this age, Taylor echoes the themes of such twentieth-century educational theorists as Paulo Freire and John Dewey.