On the tenth anniversary of David Guthrie's Student Affairs: Reconsidered (SAR), Barry Loy wrote an article entitled: "Student Affairs Reconsidered: A Look Back." He observed, after identifying a number of seminal works, that many in Christian Student Development have not really engaged or grappled with what it means to be an educator outside of the classroom. In letter format, I have chosen to interact with Barry in his observations with the hope that this is a conversation which is not ignored or forgotten by our colleagues. My purpose is not to disagree but continue the conversation which was started a decade ago.
Originally published in Growth Journal, 2009, No. 8, p.52-56 http://www.acsd.org/learning/growth-journal