George A. Mason, Pastor

Senior Pastor

Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas

"The cleft between church and academy in America generally is both wide and widely reported. The love of God and the pursuit of knowledge, however, are separated only at the expense of each. Baylor's 2012 initiative and the many fine essays this book documents toward nurturing faithful piety and rigorous scholarship at the same time in a major university setting, give hope to those of us who honor passionate and thoughtful Christians in our churches, schools, and communities. The goal is noble and worthy, and to Baylor's credit so are those who have undertaken the task."