• God’s Universe Deserves a University

    By Eric L. Johnson One of the most celebrated astronomers of the early scientific revolution was Johannes Kepler. Born into a Lutheran family in 1571, he became enamored by the night sky at the age of 6 when his mother pointed out to him a comet. Though gifted in mathematics, his first academic pursuit was …

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    Christian Counseling: My Life, Calling and the Counseling Ministry

    By Dr. John Spoede, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC, CSC This article will be in many ways the story of my own journey of faith and understanding.  Looking back, even to some of my early life, I can see how my calling and experiences have led me to this point.  I have learned to rely on my …

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    The Soul and Science: Challenging the “Consensus”

    By Dr. Joshua Farris Are we souls, bodies, or some combination of the two? Even raising the question anymore is met with similar responses of raising questions about current longstanding government programs. Once you have them, it is hard to consider alternatives. And, even when they are practically overturned, their shadow is often still with …

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  • Seven Steps to Wisdom

    By Dr. Matthew Boyleston The following is a brief introduction to HBU’s freshman composition reader, Writing for Wisdom. This reader was put together by the English Department in order to provide our students with a truly Christian and Classical approach to compositions studies. However, early in the process, we felt that without a proper direction …

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  • This was about us: John McCain as an author, a teacher, and a thousandth point of light

    By Dr. Matthew Boyleston “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much.” So says Senator John McCain in his final book, The Restless Wave. When one reads over the entire cannon of McCain’s books, one wonders when he ever felt constrained when speaking …

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    Using Horses for Emotional Healing

    By Karen Frederick, Ph.D., LPC God has put an amazing variety of animals on this earth for our help and pleasure. Most horse owners are well aware of the therapeutic value of horses. Working with horses and participating in their care, feeding, and grooming has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall …

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    C.S. Lewis the Psychologist

    By Louis Markos, PhD C. S. Lewis is universally hailed as the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He also continues to be highly respected as a literary critic, particularly of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and as an insightful lay philosopher, theologian, and ethicist. What is less recognized today is that Lewis was …

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    Christianity, Mind, and Mental Health

    By Jeffrey H. Green, PhD One of the fun parts about being dean of The Graduate School at Houston Baptist University is working with my colleagues across campus.  For example, while I am a philosopher by training, I have my office in the nursing building, I get to celebrate our graduate students in the visual …

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  • You Should Take Latin: Pragmatic Reasons for Studying a Dead Language

    By Steven L. Jones, Ph.D “The best grounding for education is the Latin Grammar.” “You should take Latin.” I bombard almost every student I meet on campus with this phrase. So much so that normally students see me coming and instead of running away turn to meet me and see how long it takes for …

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  • Plucked Out of the Burning: Beowulf and Salvaging the Classics

    “And ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning.”           Amos 4:11 The October 1731 edition of the London Gentleman’s Magazine reports the following: A Fire broke out in the House of Mr. Bently, adjoining to the King’s School near Westminster Abbey, which burnt down that part of the …

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