The JBIB Journey

  • Sharon G. Johnson


I have long called the combination of “Christian” and “Higher Education” a “zany” idea (Marsden, 1997). I have worked in three very different Christian universities and have seen how the “marriage” of substantive Christian faith and substantive higher education has produced a variety of tensions which led to various compromises. While some have argued that there “should” be a natural affinity between the Christian heart and the academic head, I have often seen both spiritual heartburn and scholastic headache.
Special Section: The History and Impact of the JBIB