Institute for Faith and Learning
Faith Animating
Baylor and Beyond

About Us

The Institute for Faith and Learning was founded in 1997 to assist Baylor in achieving its mission of integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, and its goal of becoming a university of the first rank committed to its Baptist and Christian heritage. Since its founding, the Institute has developed several major programs in support of this mission, cultivating high-quality research, sponsoring conferences, mentoring students, and encouraging teaching faithful to the Christian intellectual tradition.

Baylor Symposium
on Faith and Culture
Each year, the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture addresses significant issues from the vantage point of Christian intellectual traditions. It thereby embodies Baylor University's aspiration to cultivate reflective engagement with the world of public ideas and issues, especially in a way that acknowledges the relevance of Christian questions, convictions, and contributions. Featuring leading national and international scholars-and including a wide range of participants from varied denominational, private, and public universities-the symposium is convened annually by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning.

News & Events

Many of the featured presentations from "The Bible and the Reformation" conference can now be viewed on demand through IFL's vimeo page. Click the headline to see them all.
The Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a lecture by Mark Schwehn, Ph.D., one of the foremost voices in Christian higher education.

Schwehn’s lecture — “From Faith and Learning to Love and Understanding: The Recent Past and Promising Future of Church Related Higher Education” — will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. It will be followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
The annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture this year will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation, one of the most significant times in the history of Christianity.

“The Bible and the Reformation,” hosted by Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL), will convene Wednesday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 27, with speakers examining...