Dr. Darin Davis Stepping Aside as IFL Director in December

May 9, 2023
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One of the marks of wisdom is knowing when to do things.  Ecclesiastes tells us that for everything under the sun, there is a season. 

With a nod to the changing seasons, I have decided that after 17 years at the Institute for Faith and Learning (and 15 years as director), I will step aside, effective December 31.  The search for IFL’s fourth director is anticipated in the coming months.  For both me and IFL, the time is right.

Being a part of IFL’s work these last many years has been pure joy.  I have loved every minute of it: extraordinary conferences about big ideas, retreats and seminars with faculty and staff, mentoring programs for some of Baylor’s best and brightest students, and so many inspiring conversations with others about the mission of church-related higher education. 

IFL’s work continues to grow and deepen, both at Baylor and beyond.  Its outreach is now across campus and around the world.  Along the way, I have had the most incredible colleagues and friends.  I’m blessed and grateful beyond measure.

After December, I am looking forward to focusing my attention towards my faculty role in Baylor’s Honors Program and overseeing the last two years of the Soundings Project.

Before then, there is still so much good work to do, including this fall’s Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture (October 25-27).  Our theme is timely: Called Together in an Age of Discord.  A call for papers is below. 

We hope you can join us in October.  I will be there, waiting to see all of you!

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