Tag Archives: higher education

The Problem of the Canon

Lately I have been playing with lists. Partly, this grows out of my desire to read great books. And partly it grows out of attempt to catch up on the severe lack of education I received growing up. So I … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Sign Up: Mythologies of Love and Sex (Signum University Class)

I am truly pleased to be offering a course at Signum University this coming Spring. This is my first time teaching at Signum, and I love the way they set up their courses: An inexpensive and accessible online program with … Continue reading

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Announcement: Mythologies of Love and Sex (Signum University Class)

I am truly pleased to be offering a course at Signum University this coming Spring. Running from the beginning of May through the end of July, I am teaching on “Mythologies of Love and Sex.” These are the great myths at … Continue reading

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A Lament for the Loss of Young Teachers

Last week I wrote a post about the problems of the lack of women in academic publishing, using my favourite publisher, Zondervan, as a test case for the conversation. Senior editor Katya Covrett responded, setting the problem of academic publishing … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Advice to Students When Everything Seems in Ruins

I was tempted to call this blog, “How to Keep from Being a Bore, an Ass, or a Villain.” You’ll see why very soon. It’s no secret that we live in disillusioning times. We are raising a generation with messages … Continue reading

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“Integrity” and “Research”: Two Evils of the University According to C.S. Lewis

  In his mid-50s, after a devoting more than 35 years to Oxford as a student and teacher, C.S. Lewis moved to the “other university”: Cambridge. A year or so after taking his Chair, he wrote for The Cambridge Review, … Continue reading

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