The Soundings Project aims to support the common work of the Christian university and the church, namely to help people lead lives of purpose and significance. To this end, Baylor will serve as an innovation hub for fourteen Texas congregations as the university and congregational leaders together reflect theologically and practically about the nature of vocation.
The Soundings Project
The Plan Soundings will involve fourteen partner churches that represent the diversity of Texas congregational life: Baptist and non-Baptist, Protestant and Catholic, rural and urban, small and large, with a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic locations. Phase One Baylor and the partner congregations will build rich relationships as they learn together more about their particular communities and how best to minister to them. Each congregation will propose a project that Soundings will fund up to $30,000. Phase Two Continue to deepen the community of learning and purpose between and within the congregations and the university. Strengthen the life of the congregations as their members are enriched by the various projects. Phase Three Both Baylor and the partner congregations will become better equipped to live out their missions in partnership with one another. Strengthened ecumenical and interracial dialogue to heal and build up the Body of Christ in Waco and Texas at large.
Dec. 15, 2020
A Message from the Director: Waiting in Hope
Dear Friends, It is quiet on campus as I write these words. Our students are already home. 2020, a year we long will remember, is ending. Advent is here, and Christmas is coming.
Oct. 10, 2020
‘Readers Meet the Author’ Virtual Reading Group Highlights Books Written by Baylor Faculty
The Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL), Office of the President and Office of the Provost will present the inaugural “Readers Meet the Author: A Virtual Reading Group for Baylor Faculty," an event which will feature author Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program, from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The event will consist of reflection and conversation with Baylor faculty about Jacobs’ new book “Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind.”
May 20, 2020
2020 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Postponed to Fall 2021
After careful deliberation, we have decided to postpone this year’s Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture on “Living Accountably” until fall 2021. We will announce the exact dates as soon as we can.
Mar. 16, 2020
Faith, Learning, and Online Education at Baylor
As Baylor faculty, we are entrusted with a special mission. For us, excellent teaching always has been about helping students to learn more than just the content of a course. We also hope that our students will learn to seek wisdom, and thus live with meaning and purpose according to their God-given vocation (or calling). The commitments of the Christian faith are not add-ons for a place like Baylor. Instead, since 1845, faith has animated teaching and learning. The present global health crisis and our swift transition to online education compel us to ask a new question: how might faith animate teaching and learning online?