IFL director Darin Davis has been appointed vice president for university mission effective July 1, 2016. He will continue to serve as IFL director. Davis’s appointment will add expertise in the Office of the Executive Vice President as he works with students, faculty and staff across the University to emphasize the mission-centric focus distinctive to Baylor as a Christian research university.
Baylor University is seeking applicants for the position of assistant director for the Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL). Founded in 1997, IFL encourages Baylor’s mission of uniting academic excellence and Christian commitment and its goal of becoming a university of the first rank committed to its Baptist and Christian identity.
Seven-year-old Camille Whitt was born with an undiagnosed genetic condition that limits her development and motor control. Because of her condition she cannot safely use typical swings. But thanks to a group of engineering students at Baylor University, she now has her very own swing designed specifically to meet her needs.
We are proud to make a video of the recent Bailey Family Lecture available to you!
The third annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics was delivered April 21, by L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D. His lecture is titled “It’s Not (Only) About You: Cultures, Institutions, and Forming Virtuous People.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Susan Jones to IFL and the Baylor community,” said Darin Davis, director of the Institute for Faith and Learning. “She brings a wealth of expertise and experience working with faculty, staff, and students, especially in matters related to the theological exploration of vocation. Susan’s wisdom and imagination will contribute mightily to IFL’s ongoing efforts to serve Baylor and beyond.”
The third annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics will be delivered at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
The lecture will be delivered by L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School. His lecture is titled “It’s Not (Only) About You: Cultures, Institutions, and Forming Virtuous People.”
By Ken Camp of the Baptist Standard
Universities need to ask why they exist and who they serve, ethicist and theologian Stanley Hauerwas told a gathering at Baylor University. Christian higher education should recognize it exists to serve the Christian community and the common good, he said.
Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship... The premier scholarly award will allow Imam to fund his studies at Oxford University, where he will seek a master in philosophy degree (M.Phil.) in Islamic studies and history.
The 2016 Bailey Family Lecture will be delivered by Dr. L. Gregory Jones.
Begun in 2014, the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics features a scholar of significant stature to speak on some issue or question that arises with the Christian moral tradition. The annual lecture is open to the Baylor and Waco community as a way of encouraging shared reflection about Christian conceptions of the moral life.
The plenary panels and presentations from the recent Spirit of Sports conference are now available on our vimeo.com channel. Click the link below to watch these informative, challenging, and inspiring presentations.
"The Spirit of Sports," a symposium hosted by Baylor University's Institute for Faith and Learning, will feature more than 120 presentations by athletes, sports chaplains, college administrators and faculty, coaches and journalists as they explore the moral and cultural significant of sports from a religious perspective.
"The Spirit of Sports" will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 through Nov. 7, in the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.
Darin Davis, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) at Baylor University, today announced plans for a new initiative called the “Faith Animating ... Project,” which seeks to further advance Baylor’s distinctive mission as a Christian research university.
On September 30, IFL Director, Dr. Darin Davis, visited The Wheatley Institution at BYU to discuss educating for wisdom and the state of the contemporary academy. His lecture, entitled Faith, Learning & Educating for Wisdom, asked, "How can universities and institutions of higher learning adapt to the changing world and educate for wisdom?"
Senior Crane Scholar Oliver Ha is a recipient of the 2015 Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award. He will be honored in New York on October 22, 2015 at the tenth annual gala of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
IFL director Darin Davis delivered a Wheatley Forum in Faith and Intellect at Brigham Young University. Hosted by the Wheatley Institution at BYU, the presentation was titled "Faith, Learning, and Educating for Wisdom."
IFL senior scholar and professor of philosophy Robert Kruschwitz will deliver the 2015 T. B. Maston Lectureship in Christian Ethics on Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Paul Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lecture is entitled "(Some of) Our Problems with Perfection."
“Baylor is honored to provide opportunities for medical practitioners to reflect upon the ways that Christian faith might shape the care they give to patients,” said Darin Davis, Ph.D., director of IFL and assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. “Dr. Curlin’s presentation promises to help us all imagine the aims and limits of medical care and how, in the light of those limits, we might better understand the nature of suffering.”
"I warmly think of Dr. Darin Davis, Dr. Jason Whitt and all other professors who share leadership over the Crane Scholars Program, a program that bound me to good friends and set forth a good example of how to pursue knowledge within community."
The 2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture conference schedule has been announced. To see the schedule and learn more about the conference, please visit the conference webpage by clicking the link below.
William Carey Crane Scholars Program alum Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham has been named the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award Winner, one of the most prestigious national awards for student legal writing. Currently in her third year of law school at the University of Notre Dame, Katie Jo is a 2011 graduate of Baylor University.
Junior Crane Scholar Robin Landrith was named 2015 softball first team Academic All Big 12. Additionally, the Bears' catcher earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors, making her eligible to be voted a 2015 Academic All-American.
The Institute for Faith and Learning is pleased to announce the theme for the 2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: "The Spirit of Sports." The conference will be held Thursday, November 5 through Saturday, November 7. For more information on the conference, including the call for proposals, please follow the link to read more.