Resources for Engaging the University 21st Century Christians in Dialog with the Whole University
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Here you can discover 3 forms of texts:

  • fragments – ideas and minimal outlines as springboards for development
  • speaking notes – fairly detailed outlines for busy people
  • full presentation texts – speeches on university mission in the 21st

Presentations are organized under eight topics.

Coming soon:

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  • Presentation texts organized into courses for ready-made use
  • Practices of engaging the university across the world
  • Resources that enrich

 


 

Engaging as Mission

Engaging the Whole University for Christ#

A call to engage the whole university.
Four models of Christian presence in the university.
Examples of engaging the whole university.
The process of engaging the university.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: IFES English and Portuguese-Speaking Africa Regional Leadership Consultation

Event Topic: Regional Leadership Consultation

Participants: Regional Secretary, National Secretaries, IFES movement staff and students from 20 countries

Place: Accra

Language: English

Four Models of Christian Presence in the University #

An overview of four models of Christian ministry to the whole university:

  • Pietistic
  • Evangelistic
  • Apologetic
  • Dialogic

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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: EPSA (English-Portuguese Speaking Africa)

Event Topic: Regional Leadership Consultation

Participants: National Secretaries, Students, Staff

Place: Accra

Language: English

The Dialogic Model#

There are six principal features of a Dialogic Model.

The Dialogic Model involves several shifts in orientation towards a Christian witness in the university.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: EPSA (English-Portuguese Speaking Africa)

Event Topic: Regional Leadership Consultation

Participants: National Secretaries, Students, Staff

Place: Accra

Language: English

Three Premises of Dialogic Engagement#

Three premises of engaging the University through dialog:

Premise 1. God is everywhere in the university.

Premise 2. God has given us a rare calling to work with Him in the university.

Premise 3. We are to bring Christian meaning to the university.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: IFES World Congress, Mexico City

Event Topic: Faculty/Research Student Track

Participants: Graduate students, faculty, IFES staff

Place: Mexico City

Language: English

Engage Theologies

Engaging Theologically or Engaging Faithfully#

An approach to the university as an institution via Brueggemann's three-fold interpretation of the Psalms:

  • 1st Movement: Psalms of Orientation / University as a Creative Order
  • 2nd Movement: Psalms of Disorientation / University as a Fallen Institution
  • 3rd Movement: Psalms of Re-orientation / University as a Redeemed Institution

Discussion questions for breakout faculty discussion.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship, January Retreat 2017

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities (Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University)

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Conversation as Christian Virtue#

5 virtues that are cultivated by conversations with university students, staff, and faculty.

  • Humility
  • Encouragement
  • Patience
  • Mutuality
  • Respect

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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: National Staff Meeting, Graduate and Faculty Ministries, US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Staff for Graduate and Faculty Ministries

Place: Mundelein, IL

Language: English

Biblical Motifs#

Some motifs cross most every topic in the university
         Beauty, Awe/Wonder, Order
Some motifs have an affinity with social sciences, law, and helping professions
        Oppression, Power, Justice, Freedom, Forgiveness, Equality, Hope, Compassion


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, Peru IFES Movement

Event Topic: "Engaging the University" Conference

Participants: AGEUP staff, students, faculty

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos" (UNMSM), Lima, Perú

Language: English

Biblical Virtues#

We may see the university through the lens of Christian virtues

  • Charity
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Humility
  • Integrity

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( Speaking notes | 252 words )


Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, Peru IFES Movement

Event Topic: "Engaging the University" Conference

Participants: AGEUP staff, students, faculty

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos" (UNMSM), Lima, Perú

Language: English

Biblical Doctrines#

One approach to academic debates, issues and questions is through great theologies that span the Bible.

1. We need a solid Theology of Creation
2. We need a solid Theology of Reconciliation/Redemption
3. We need a solid Theology of Revelation


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( Speaking notes | 308 words )


Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, Peru IFES Movement

Event Topic: "Engaging the University" Conference

Participants: AGEUP staff, students, faculty

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos" (UNMSM), Lima, Perú

Language: English

Biblical Images#

3 biblical images of Christian witness in universities:

Salt - adds a distinctive flavor to institutions

Light - expands our understandings

Yeast - the chemical effect of making inert/passive elements rise


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, Peru IFES Movement

Event Topic: "Engaging the University" Conference

Participants: AGEUP staff, students, faculty

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos" (UNMSM), Lima, Perú

Language: English

Intersections of Theology and Scholarship#

Think of Big Issues in the University.
Think of great biblical themes and motifs.
Combine these:
EITHER by starting with the theme and relating it to a topic OR beginning with a topic and asking what themes relate to it.
3 practical approaches to apply the intersection of biblical themes x scholarly issues.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, PERU IFES MOVEMENT

Event Topic: Engaging the University

Participants: Graduate students, Faculty, AGEUP staff

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), Lima

Language: English

Engage through Conversations and Dialog

Who Are Our Conversation Partners?#

We have 5 sets of potential conversation partners in the university:

A. Christian and non-Christian friends
B. Christian faculty
C. Non-Christian and non-religious faculty
D. Other campus groups


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Northern California Graduate Student Winter Conference

Event Topic: Engaging the University

Participants: Graduate and doctoral students from Northern California research universities

Place: Camp Hammer, Boulder Creek CA

Language: English

Conversations as Academic Skill Development#

This module outlines three ways that Christian groups on campus can develop conversational skills. It proposes that Christian groups on campuses can encourage discipleship AND do so by developing academic skills. Skills workshops could be undertaken as a service to the university by Christian groups and practically support the goals of the university. 


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Graduate and Faculty Ministries, National Conference, US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Types of Conversations in Universities #

Types of conversations include:

  • Disciplinary issues / debates
  • Cross-disciplinary issues
  • Student concerns
  • Local university issues
  • Societal issues

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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: IFES World Assembly, Mexico City

Event Topic: Seminar: Engaging the University through Conversations

Participants: Students

Place: Mexico City

Language: English

Joining Conversations#

How do we enter conversations in the university?
Eight resources that can enrich conversations.
How to interview faculty to advance conversations?


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: IFES World Congress

Event Topic: Engaging the University, Grad Student/Faculty Track

Participants: Graduate students, Faculty, IFES Staff

Place: Mexico City

Language: English

Engaging Academic Practices

What Is a Big Question?#

1. What are Big Questions?
2. Benefits of focus on Big Questions:

  • They open up our personal scholarly horizons
  • They increase dialog across disciplines, faculties, etc.
  • They transcend disciplinary silos
  • They reveal multiple points of entry for theological encounters
  • They open up a community of conversation among Christian scholars
  • They rise above the narrowness of focus in some Christian churches

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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Michigan Faculty Retreat

Event Topic: Called to Learn

Participants: Faculty and InterVarsity Staff

Place: East Lansing, MI

Language: English

Big Questions in Academic Disciplines#

This module draws on contributions from participants in three Engage Graduate/Faculty IVCF seminars:

  • Northern California grad students (Berkeley, Stanford, University of California Santa Cruz, UC Davis)
  • US Midwest Faculty Symposium
  • US Midwest Graduate Student Symposium

They identify issues and questions in:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical/Chemical Engineering
  • Computing
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Physics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Biosciences/Life sciences

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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Graduate And Faculty Ministries, National Staff Meeting, US Intervarsity

Event Topic: Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Big Cross Disciplinary Questions#

This module draws on questions identified by professors and doctoral students from Northern California, the US Midwest Faculty Symposium, and Boston Faculty Fellowship.

They identify issues and questions in Social science, Biological and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Education, music, across the university.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University

Place: Tipni Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Engaging In Scholarship #

How do professors engage the university in our scholarly activities?

Topic 1: Identifying Big Scholarly Questions/Big Debates
Topic 2: Choosing Research/Scholarly Topics
Topic 3: Doing scholarship/research
Topic 4: Conveying scholarship

The module includes discussion questions for small group breakouts.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship, January Retreat 2017

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities (Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University)

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Engaging In Teaching#

This presentation considers faith perspectives on teaching in the university in three dimensions:

1. What is the relational texture of our teaching?
2. What kinds of thinking do we stimulate as Christian faculty?
3. Teaching the art of conversation

The module includes discussion questions for small group breakouts.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship, January Retreat 2017

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities (Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University)

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Choosing Scholarly Topics#

How should Christian scholars choose the topics on which they work?
Are there topics more inherently Christian or biblically salient than others?
And if we choose, what theological armory do we have?
What are puzzles Christian scholars must solve if they are to integrate faith and learning in a faithful way?


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( Speaking notes | 145 words )


Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship, January Retreat 2017

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities (Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University)

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Conveying Scholarship#

Issues for Christian scholars to consider on:

1. Publication ethics
2. Audiences: university constituencies, scholarly audiences, publics, the church
3. Idioms of communication
4. Communication outlets


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Boston Faculty Fellowship, January Retreat 2017

Event Topic: Academics as Salt & Light in the University

Participants: Faculty from Boston universities (Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Boston University)

Place: Toah Nipi Retreat Center, New Hampshire

Language: English

Engaging the Institution of the University

Visions and Examples of Engaging the University as an Institution#

What are issues that IFES movements worldwide have confronted about the university as an institution and the university in society?

An overview of:

1. Student concerns
2. Local university issues 
3. National higher education issues
4. The idea of the university
5. Societal issues


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: AGEUP, the IFES movement of Peru

Event Topic: Engaging the University

Participants: AGEUP staff, students, faculty

Place: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), Lima

Language: English

Sites of Engagement

Four Sites and Practices of Engagement: Overview#

One way of thinking systematically about how to be practical is to imagine engagement occurring in two dimensions: Where it occurs and How it occurs. Combining these two dimensions produces four sites for engagement in the university:

A. Informally within Christian circles
B. Formally within Christian circles
C. Informally within the whole university
D. Formally beyond the Christian circle to the whole university


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff Training

Event Topic: The Integration of Faith, Learning and Practice

Participants: US InterVarsity Staff for Graduate and Faculty Ministries

Place: Techny, Northbrook, IL

Language: English

Passion Talks: Seven IFES Variations On The Theme Of Passion Talks#

Variations on Passion Talks across IFES Movements:

Variation #1 & 2 - T - 3 Events (Simeon Network, Australia)
Variation #3 - Lightning Talks
Variation #4 - Faculty Talks (University of Queensland)
Variation #5 - Scholarly Circles (Australian National University)
Variation #6 - Faculty presentations on current interests
Variation #7 - Graduate Chapter and Under-graduate Chapter Interaction


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: Graduate and Faculty Ministries, National Conference, US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: : Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Passion Talks: The Biography of Passion Talks in Northern California#

Wendy Quay Honeycutt describes the several stages in the development of Passion Talks on the integration of faith and learning between 2013 and 2015 in Northern California universities. She distinguishes among 3 categories of talks.


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Presenter: Wendy Quay Honeycutt

Date:

Event Organizer: Graduate and Faculty Ministries, National Conference, US InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Event Topic: Workshop on Passion Talks, Annual Conference, Salt and Light: Engaging the University in Presence and Conversation

Participants: US InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry Staff

Place: Mundelein, Illinois

Language: English

Journeys towards Engaging the University

An Academic and Spiritual Autobiography#

A personal reminiscence of hope, struggle, and redemption in the challenge to integrate faith and learning. This academic spiritual autobiography unfolds in seven chapters and eight personal breakthroughs. These discoveries in the life of faith and learning lead to present-day challenges for the Christian scholar and IFES more broadly.


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Presenter: Terry Halliday

Date:

Event Organizer: U.S. InterVarsity, Graduate and Faculty Staff Training

Event Topic: The Integration of Faith, Learning and Practice

Participants: New IVCF graduate and faculty ministry staff

Place: Techny, Illinois

Language: English