The Society of Christian Scholars is finally here! The Society is a global community of, by, and for missional Christian scholars. It is a fresh way to equip believing scholars for more effective service to students, universities, and disciplines by offering at least fourteen needed benefits.
“If the Christian Studies Program does not start this year, you can forget about it!”
That is what the dean of a university in West Africa told a group of Canadian Global Scholars professors who had worked for three years to establish a department of Christian Studies at his institution. The scholars had worked together with representatives of the country’s evangelical minority to design a program that would be a recognized voice for the Gospel in the small nation’s only university.
The new year is a fresh opportunity for many of us to create space to assess the past and plan for the future. Thinking about 2018, I intend to learn from my mistakes. But more than that, I want to see the Spirit’s hand at work in my life, and in and through Global Scholars. What God is doing seems so unusual I cannot wait to share what is on the horizon!
It is with gratitude and thanksgiving that the Global Scholars team wishes you and yours a wonderful Christmas season. Without Christ being born as one of us, there would be no reason to celebrate, for we would have no hope. Nor would we have any reason to take Christ to the nations. The birth of Jesus of Nazareth changed all that!
Serving in a university as a lecturer, researcher, or administrator is one of the most influential professions in the world. Every day around the world millions of people–not only students–look to university professors for advice, insight, hope, and inspiration. Global Scholars and those who partner with us recognize the great potential for good and harm, truth and falsehood, even life and death that resides within everyone who accepts the mantle of a professor.
Today marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history. On this day in 2001, a terrorist organization that called itself Al-Qaida launched a coordinated attack on the United States. The attack left about 3000 innocent and unassuming victims dead.
Global Scholars’ Mission is to equip Christian professors to have a redemptive influence in higher
education. Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, we continued to fulfill this mission through our
traditional program. We also worked to develop a new program to equip exponentially more Christian
professors worldwide. I’d like to share a few snapshots of growth in both these areas.
As university students worldwide embark on a new school year, we want to give you a snapshot of the work of two Global Scholars who are married, Dalton and Kerri, who serve in a closed country in Asia. Thanks to your partnership, they make an impact daily among their students and colleagues, and in their university.
Janic is a Christian professor in Poland. He wants to be an ambassador for Christ among his students and colleagues. He also wants to influence his entire university and academic discipline with the message of Christ. If Janic, and the many other Christian professors worldwide, are salt and light in global higher education, the world will be changed!