Convocation was held in the lovely Morris Cultural Arts Center and the luncheon in the McNair Hall. During lunch, Dr. Sloan and Dr. Baker lead a very interesting and informative discussion on the future challenges for a Christian University and the importance of family for human flourishing, the relationship of the family to politics and freedom, and raising children in the church.
Dr. Baker served as director of Strategic Planning and as a member of the faculty at HBU, where he co-founded The City, the University journal. He is an academic dean and associate professor of political science at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Markets and Morality and as a contributing editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. Dr. Baker is also a research fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and is the author of three books: The End of Secularism; Political Thought: A Student's Guide; and The System Has a Soul.