There is an urgent need for Christian intellectualism to find its voice again. Institutions of higher education in America today are facing the onslaught of conflicting worldviews. In 1945 C.S. Lewis warned the Church about watering down the faith. In a postmodern world that is trying to be ‘good without God’, for the sake of their students and the Church, Christian educators must hold firm to scripture. There are several cultural challenges that inhibit the progress of Christian intellectualism, but if Christians learn to ‘think Christianly,’ and are “unafraid to articulate their own faith assumptions…(thereby allowing) the academic enterprise to benefit from the formative and hope-filled perspective of a Christian worldview” (Edlin, 2009, p.213), they can, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, bring new hope to an intellectually confused world.
Easter 1945: A Call For Christian Intellectualism.
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, 17(1).