IFL celebrates a quarter century of supporting Baylor’s mission of bringing the riches of the Christian faith to the life of the mind
Scholars and practitioners will examine the place of art within flourishing Christian lives and communities
The Aboriginal Vicar of Christ Still: Accountability to Conscience in a Secularist Age Baines Room, Bill Daniel Student Center Wednesday, March 23 3:00 PM
Scholars and practitioners will examine what it means to live accountably, in relation both to God and to others.
Elijah Jeong has been appointed assistant director of the Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) effective July 26.
The Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL), Office of the President and Office of the Provost will present the inaugural “Readers Meet the Author: A Virtual Reading Group for Baylor Faculty," an event which will feature author Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The event will consist of reflection and conversation with Baylor faculty about Jacobs’ new book “Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind.”
After careful deliberation, we have decided to postpone this year’s Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture on “Living Accountably” until fall 2021. We will announce the exact dates as soon as we can.
As Baylor faculty, we are entrusted with a special mission. For us, excellent teaching always has been about helping students to learn more than just the content of a course. We also hope that our students will learn to seek wisdom, and thus live with meaning and purpose according to their God-given vocation (or calling). The commitments of the Christian faith are not add-ons for a place like Baylor. Instead, since 1845, faith has animated teaching and learning. The present global health crisis and our swift transition to online education compel us to ask a new question: how might faith animate teaching and learning online?
A remarkable retreat for church leaders occurred recently on the banks of the Frio River in the Texas Hill Country. Convened by the Soundings Project at Baylor University, 40 pastors and lay leaders from 14 Texas congregations spent three days at historic Laity Lodge, thinking and praying together about the mission of the church and the ways they are being led to minister in the days and years ahead.
Darin Davis, director of the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Board of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.
IFL Hosts Largest Conference in Its History as Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture and Lilly Fellows Program Explore “The Character of the University” More than 600 scholars and academic leaders from 170 institutions gathered October 17-20 to explore the prospects for moral formation in higher education during the Institute for Faith and Learning’s (IFL) largest conference in its 22-year history.
As churches seek to help members discover God’s calling on their lives, they face three key challenges—to involve multiple generations in ministry, provide long-term religious education and teach Christians how to apply their faith in day-to-day experiences, according to initial findings of Baylor University’s Soundings project.