Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness

by Donald Opitz, Derek Melleby

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Overview

Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation.
This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587433504
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 314,636
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Donald Opitz (PhD, Boston University) is college pastor at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He previously served as professor of sociology and higher education at Geneva College. He is the author of numerous articles and has worked as a pastor. Derek Melleby is the executive director of OneLife Institute, a ministry that provides gap year programs for students focused on discipleship, travel, and service. Prior to joining OneLife, he was on staff with the Coalition for Christian Outreach and the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, where he spoke across the country on college transition. Melleby is also the author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning. He lives in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to New Edition
Introduction
1. Wide-Eyed
Beer and Circus
Grades and Accolades
All for One
2. Babylon U?
Daniel and Friends
Faithful under Fire
Panning for Gold
3. Believing Is Seeing
A Whirlwind Intro to Worldviews
Like Gestalt
C-F-R-C
The Re-sighting of Saul/Paul
4. A Story-Framed Life
Life in the Shire
Stories in Conflict
Hearing and Telling the Story
5. Fish-Eyed Learning
The Disembodied Mind
Thinking Scripturally
Creation
Fall
Redemption
Consummation
6. Four-i-ed Learning
Integration
Idolatry
Investment
Imagination
Herbie's Bible
7. Embodying the Outrageous Idea
Connect Up, Connect Out
Dig Deep, Dig Slow
8. Chutes and Ladders
Read Twice, Write Thrice
Dream Big, Act Small
Work Hard, Play Hard
Conclusion
Appendix I: Deeper
Appendix II: Liturgies for Learning
Appendix III: Student Responses
References

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