Institute of Faith and the Academy Reading Groups

Reading Groups

One of the most immediate methods of encouraging the integration of faith and learning and communicating across disciplines on campus is through reading groups. Once a month, Faulkner faculty comes together to discuss a book, explored over the course of a year, and share insights on theory, pedagogy, and scholarship.


Recent books studied

2016-17. Sertillanges, A.G. The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods. Trans. Mary Ryan. Cork, Ireland: The Catholic University of America Press, 1987.

2015-16. Allen, Patrick and Kenneth Badley. Faith and Learning: A Guide for Faculty. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2014.

2014-15. Liberal Arts and the Christian Life. Eds. Jeffry C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

2013-14. Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning. Eds. David I. Smith and James K. A. Smith. Grand Rapids, MI: Ererdman’s, 2011.

Faculty development – encouraging faith-learning integration


Our IFA committee meets with departments and colleges, developing ideas and strategies to integrate faith and learning into every class and syllabus, so that our students see all of creation as belonging to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.