Faith and Learning Resources

The first thing God invites humans to do, from the beginning of creation, is to give names to all things.

 

To name is to give meaning. God invites humankind to co-create the world together.

 

When we bring together faith and learning, our faith can move beyond the individual, and the study of the world can help us see God in the picture, to recognize God’s will in all domains of life. It allows us to see that the kingdom of Heaven is here in our midst.

 

This is the heart of undichotomized faith and learning, of being commissioned by God to create culture. There are different models for this work: worldview differentiation, cultural criticism, renewing culture and redeeming secular values.

 

Here you will find rich resources on faith and learning, with particular attention to Chinese and Asia-based resources, as these are the social and cultural contexts in which we live and serve. Disclaimer: we do not endorse everything in these links.

 

Articles from Lumina College

Books

 

Lumina College Library

 

With over 6000 books (plus a growing collection of AV materials and ebooks) covering topics from theology to society, the Lumina College Library is full of scholarly resources for research, teaching, and learning. To check them out, join our community! Plus, browse our Books of the Month features:

A Bibliography For the Integration of Faith and Learning

 

This bibliographical tool seeks to help faculty, staff, and students at Christian universities think holistically about various subjects from Christian perspectives. It was compiled by David S. Dockery, president of Union University (Tennessee, USA) in 2007.

A Bibliography We Can't Live Without

 

This bibliography is the latest revision of the one that first appeared in The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1984). In most of the fields listed, there are many more books than the ones included. These books are the essentials, foundational to developing a Christian perspective in each discipline.

 

Blogs & Journals

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground is a collaborative web commons to inspire a dynamic ecosystem of thinkers and doers to respond to the needs of this hour with wisdom and courage, a space where the sacred lens might influence the wider conversation.

中國神學研究院期刊 CGST Journal

《中國神學研究院期刊》為中國神學研究院之出版物,現已停刊,但可網上閱讀之前的期刊  。

華神期刊 China Evangelical Seminary Journal

《華神期刊 》為中華福音神學院之刊物, 其宗旨是本於福音信仰, 探討內容包括聖經、神學、歷史、實踐等學術課題,也包括以書評與學術會議評介等形式之文章,需訂閱才能觀看全文。

Christian Scholar's Review

Established in 1970, Christian Scholar’s Review is a medium for communication among Christians who have been called to an academic vocation. Its primary objective is the publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and research, within and across the disciplines, that advances the integration of faith and learning and contributes to a broader and more unified understanding of the nature of creation, culture, and vocation and the responsibilities of those whom God has created.

Christian Higher Education Journal

Publishes developments in Christian higher education, including enrollment management, teaching methods, administration, program assessment & student services.

Christ Animated Learning Blog

An interdisciplinary and interactive forum focused on the relationship the Christian faith shares with the practices of teaching and scholarship. 

基研網 CSCS Net

 

基研網(CSCS Net)隸屬於香港浸會大學的中華基督宗教研究中心,旨在通過互聯網提供基督教神學、基督教倫理、基督教哲學、神學與科學的研究資源。

文化中國 Cultural China

《文化中國》為加拿大文化更新研究中心的季刊,發表海內外學者在文、史、哲領域的研究成果,使多元的睿見得以在這一個園地中作闡述、交流、對話及反思。

全球基督教與處境神學反省 Global and Contextual Theological Reflection

郭鴻標牧師認為一方面需要開放自己汲取西方文化的優點,深入欣賞西方神學的思維模式與研究深度;另一方面批判地分析中國處境的問題,朝向進行跨文化、跨學科與跨宗教思想對話。他的「全球及處境神學反省」網頁收集其本人及學生的優秀文章,得到他們同意後上載於此網頁,希望讓對基督教神學有興趣的人有啟發的作用。

基督教文化學刊 Journal for the Study of Christian Culture

《基督教文化學刊》為中國人民大學基督教文化研究所的刊物,特別關注中西之間的思想對話、歷史與經典的現代解讀、基督教文化的跨學科研究,力圖打通塵障、超越聖俗,成為文化交流與學術研究的公共平台。

道風:基督教文化評論 Logos & Pneuma

本刊為道風山基督教叢林的學術研究,其目標有三:

  1. 以漢語文化的歷史的思想資源和社會經驗發展基督神學及其文化,以形成具有漢語思想文化之風範的基督神學文化;

  2. 在漢語思想學術域建設神學學科,與儒學、道家、佛家思想以及各種現代主義思想構成學術性對話關係,使基督神學成為漢語文化思想的結構要素和人文學術的組成部分;

  3. 成為漢語世界的各社會地域的漢語宗教學者的共同志業

漢語基督教學術論評 Sino-Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology and Philosophy

本刊主旨在於促進「漢語基督教學術研究」的深化與推進,廣泛涉及聖經、神學、哲學、文學、歷史、政治、社會與文化等諸領域的研究及探討,需訂閱才能觀看全文。

浸神學刊 Taiwan Baptist Christian Seminary Journal

《浸神學刊》為台灣浸信會神學院學術年刊,需訂閱才能觀看全文。

神學年刊 Theology Annual

《神學年刊》為聖神修院神哲學院的刊物,大部份能全文閱覽。

玉神學報

《玉神學報》為台灣玉山神學院出版之刊物,是神學、教育、音樂、文化及其他相關問題研究之學術論文期刊。

靈性傳統.全球生態.香港環境

本網站旨在推介不同的宗教傳統的生態資源,並展覽香港獨特的生態面貌,讓瀏覽者在感知和智性上對地球的生態問題能有更多的思考和行動。

 
 
 

Magazines & Newspapers

CGST Magazine

 

《CGST Magazine》中國神學研究院之刊物,致力從信仰角度辨識、整合及反思當前處境,透過分析解說與圖文故事,共同尋思,一起踐道,迎向這日漸分崩析離的世代。

時代論壇 Christian Times

 

《時代論壇》是​一份以基督教角度提供時事和社會分析的週報,部份內容可供免費閱讀。

Christianity Today

 

In a world in desperate need of truth, goodness, and beauty, Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel.

宇宙光雜誌 Cosmic Light

 

《宇宙光雜誌》是一份「探索生命意義,分享生命經驗」的雜誌,當中會有不少社會議題的文章,供讀者反思,需訂閱才能觀看全文。

曠野雜誌

 

《曠野雜誌》期望能提供這樣一個可以接觸並入境其中的管道。自1987年創刊以來,不斷推出緊扣時代脈搏,且深具探討性、前瞻性的主題及文章,其中許多觀點歷久彌新、擲地有聲,頗值有識之士一讀再讀。

基督教論壇報 Impact

 

《基督教論壇報》期許以文字「高舉基督、傳揚福音、造就信徒」,為當代基督徒發聲、向世人宣揚上帝的榮耀。

新使者雜誌 New Messenger Magazine

 

《新使者雜誌》是一本信仰的、理性的、關懷青年的學生雜誌。 我們以基督信仰的眼光,思考周遭的人、事、物,包括教會內部及整個社會大環境,見證上帝權能的作為,並藉此反省自身的信仰。

台灣教會公報 Taiwan Church News Network

 

《台灣教會公報》為台灣長老總會之機關報,提供豐富的新聞及文章來傳遞信仰造就與生活訊息。

The Banner

 

Published monthly by the Christian Reformed Church in North America, The Banner magazine shows how the Christian faith in its Reformed expression makes sense for today's world.

校園雜誌雙月刊

 

《校園雜誌雙月刊》 為基督徒知識份子的思想平台,分享神學反思、聖經靈修、時代議題、文化宣教、藝文美學等訊息,與神同行看世界。可試讀最新一期的部份內容,需訂閱才能觀看全冊。

 

Organizations

CANADA

文化更新研究中心 Culture Regeneration Research Society

文化更新研究中心重視學術會議作為學術對話和交流的平台,是以推動並資助高校舉辦學術會議,包括促進宗教文化領域相關的學術議題,如「災難與宗教」、「宗教對話與和諧社會」、「宗教文化與社會關懷」等,以及回應社會發展的文化議題,如「都市發展與文化保育」、「文化傳播與社會倫理國際論壇」等等。

HONG KONG

突破研究 Breakthrough Research

突破機構一直致力於青少年研究工作,務求以客觀、持平、科學的方法,了解現今青年面貌,鑑別真偽。研究內容涵蓋教育就業、媒體、心理健康、社會政治、家庭等多個不同範疇。

天主教研究中心 Centre for Catholic Studies

 

天主教研究中心的目的是促進天主教相關的學術研究,為年輕及新進的天主教研究學者提供機會與世界各地天主教學者學術交流,並推廣對天主教文化的認識。

 

香港中文大學基督教研究中心 Centre for Christian Studies

 

香港中文大學基督教研究中心祈望在多元文化及宗教背景下推動基督教學術研究,並加強不同基督教傳統學者間之學術交流和推廣基督教知識及推展基督教傳統間和不同宗教間之關係。

中國神學研究院信仰及公共價值研究中心 CGST Center for Faith & Public Values

中國神學研究院信仰及公共價值研究中心會探討在一個價值多元而世俗的公民社會中,信仰群體如何在公共空間發聲和行動,就社會價值和溝通平台的建構與維繫,以福音信仰回應時代的需要和挑戰,進而演繹為對社會的關懷和責任,與社會各持份者共同塑造真誠、仁義和滿有恩慈的公共價值與生活。

生命倫理及研究中心 Center for Life and Ethics Studies

生命倫理及研究中心旨在對社會所關心的倫理議題上,以理論分析、調查研究、數據資料等作為基礎,按聖經真理作出整合,向社會大眾分享,讓公眾能以更多向度、更具深度的思維,找出合乎社會利益和倫理的方向。中心亦致力將研究成果與學術界、專業界別、社工組織、教會機構等分享。

香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心 Centre for Sino-Christian Studies

香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心特別在基督教神學、宗教哲學和社會倫理方面積極進行基督宗教思想方面的研究。

基督教中國宗教文化研究社 Christian Study Centre on Chinese Religion & Culture

作為一所跨宗派兼具普世視野的研究機構,宗文社致力促進中國宗教及文化的研究,並將研究與神學反省的成果,供給本地教牧、平信徒、世界各地的教會組織及學術群體參考使用。

香港基督徒學生福音團契 Fellowship of Evangelical Students

香港基督徒學生福音團契的宗旨是見證福音在校園帶來生命的釋放與更新,凝聚一代又一代的學生和畢業生成為聆聽聖道的門徒群體,在當下的教育、職場及社會場景中,辨識身分、承擔使命,為基督和教會向世界作光明的見證。

「宗教信仰與全球參與」倡議計劃 HKU Faith and Global Engagement

Faith and Global Engagement provides current and future leaders with an informed and responsible understanding of religion and how its engagement with the world can transform the social landscape.

聖神研究中心 Holy Spirit Study Center

 

聖神研究中心協助天主教區當局對中國不斷轉變的情況作出適當的回應,以及推動本地教友聯同普世教會負起關心中國教會和中國社會的使命。

香港基督徒學會 Hong Kong Christian Institute

香港基督徒學會希望協助基督徒實踐和反省其信仰,為教會和基督徒尋覓使命路向,並發展適切本港實況的神學思想,一方面向世界各地基督徒群體報導本地實況,另一方面則向本港基督徒介紹世界各地的教會動向和神學思潮,促進人權、民主與公義。

漢語基督教文化研究所 Institute of Sino-Christian Studies Ltd.

漢語基督教文化研究所宗旨為深化漢語神學,推進宗教對話,豐富中國學術。

香港天主教正義和平委員會 Justice and Peace Commission of the HK Catholic Diocese

 

香港天主教正義和平委員會目的是將教會的社會訓誨化為行動,促進人類間基本平等,全面瞭解及正義和平的精神,並鼓勵教友遵守、保護和發揚人權,從而改善人類生活質素。委員會也與其他傳統及信仰人士合作,提倡公義,令人類之間有更大的彼此認同。

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

 

The United Board collaborates with Asian colleges and universities, providing scholarships, fellowships, training, professional development, project grants, and general support to promote whole person education in Asia.

JAPAN

明治学院大学キリスト教研究所 Institute for Christian Studies

The institute conducts a wide range of research on Christianity and Christian culture. The purpose is to contribute to the development of education.

国際基督教大学 (ICU) キリスト教と文化研究所 Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture has been undertaking research of Christianity in itself and its impact on both the Eastern and Western cultures. In 1995, the institute took over research projects from the former History of Science endowment program, and added to its research areas the study of scientific thoughts in relation to Christianity. In all these fields, emphasis has been laid specifically on perspectives from the broad-definition humanities as well as cultural history.

MAINLAND CHINA

山東大學猶太教與跨宗教研究中心 Center for Judaic and Inter-religious Studies of Shandong University

猶太教與跨宗教研究中心以猶太學為研究重點,猶太宗教與哲學研究為優勢和特色,同時兼及世界各大宗教和比較宗教研究。近年來,中心持續加強與國內外學術界的交流合作,不斷拓寬研究視野,以東亞、以色列為代表的區域國別研究成長為新的研究領域。

PHILIPPINES

Asian Theological Seminary

 

Asian Theological Seminary is a major interdenominational seminary serving approximately 100 different churches and para-church organizations in the Philippines and throughout Asia.

Association of Christian Universities and College in Asia (ACUCA)

 

ACUCA is a community of Christian institutions of higher learning in Asia. Through cooperation, mutual support, and encouragement, the Association endeavors to help the Christian universities and colleges in Asia to enrich the quality of their educational programs and more.

Center for Community Transformation (CCT) Group of Ministries

 

CCT is committed to create lasting holistic change among the poor. Since their founding in 1991, they have shared the light of the Gospel among the needy through development work centered on Jesus Christ.

Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture (ISACC)

 

ISACC is a research and training organization specializing in development, missiology and cross-cultural studies aimed at social transformation within the Asian context.

Philippine Association of Bible and Theological Schools (PABATS)

 

PABATS is a Philippines-based accrediting and service organization committed to maintaining standards of excellence in theological education and to assist Bible schools in setting up effective programs in Christian ministry training for churches in the Philippines.

 

Silliman University

 

Silliman University is a leading Christian higher education institution committed to total human development for the well-being of society and environment.

SINGAPORE

ETHOS Institute for Public Christianity

ETHOS Institute seeks to serve church and society by engaging contemporary issues and trends from Christian perspectives. It offers regular lectures, seminars, conferences and symposiums for the Christian public and resources to churches and Christians in different professions and vocations.

TAIWAN

基督教思想研究中心 Center for the Study of Christian Thought

台灣神學院基督教思想研究中心不但注重思想史研究所探討的思想維度,也沒有忽略社會史研究所探討的社會維度,並重視當今處境,重視處境維度。

臺灣基督教與文化研究中心 Formosa Christianity and Culture Research Center

長榮大學臺灣基督教與文化研究中心目的研究如何回應臺灣文化在各個層面的發展與變遷所帶來的挑戰,使基督教信仰一方面忠實於耶穌基督的福音,確立自己的身分認同;另一方面深入臺灣文化的本質內涵,發揮激濁揚清的功效,從而使基督教信仰道成肉身於台灣文化之中,塑造臺灣為具備上帝國文化內涵的社會。

輔仁大學天主教學術研究院 Fu Jen Academia Catholica

輔仁大學天主教學術研究院目前涵蓋的研究領域為科學與宗教、士林哲學、天主教歷史、漢學、文學、和平與正義、倫理學、美學與跨藝術等多個領域,未來將繼續發展法律、社會、輔導、教育等領域。希望能透過豐富多元的研究,傳達出天主的智慧真光、深化天主教學術研究的深度與廣度,未來發展成為華人世界天主教學術研究之重鎮。

中原大學宗教研究所 Graduate School of Religion

中原大學宗教研究所盼望與基督教會在社會上共同承擔牧養與淨化心靈的責任,培養基督教研究人才,包括基督宗教哲學研究、基督教神學漢語化研究,並效力基督教與華人歷史文化、美術、藝術等關聯化之研究。

禧年經濟倫理文教基金會  Jubilee Economics Ethics Foundation

禧年經濟倫理文教基金會本於聖經信仰之精神,為推廣經濟倫理教育、倡導簡樸生活、建立正確財富觀為宗旨。

UNITED KINGDOM

Association of Christian Economists

The Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge, UK hosts an economics research hub, in cooperation with ACE-UK, that seeks to generate rigorous scholarship at the intersection of economics and theology with both contemporary application and Christian perspective.

Developing a Christian Mind at Oxford

Developing a Christian Mind, which began at the University of Oxford in 2007, provides space for postgraduate students, postdocs and faculty to consider how they integrate their Christian faith and their academic life.

 

UNITED STATES

BioLogos

BioLogos explores God’s Word and God’s World to inspire authentic faith for today, with the vision of faith and science working hand in hand.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. Since 1976, the CCCU has served as the leading voice of Christian higher education in the U.S.

de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development at Calvin University

The de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development at Calvin University offers professional development resources related to faith and learning for Christians in the academy. See courses offered in summer 2021.

 

INCHE (International Network for Christian Higher Education)

INCHE is a global organization of individuals and institutions, connected with the shared goal of serving Jesus as Lord by fostering the development of Christian higher education worldwide. Together, we achieve this by sharing information and research, equipping others with training and scholarship, and cultivating enduring relationships through networking and mutual exchange.

Institute for Faith and Learning

The Institute for Faith and Learning was founded in 1997 to assist Baylor in achieving its mission of integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, and its goal of becoming a university of the first rank committed to its Baptist and Christian heritage.

Wheaton Center for Faith & Disability

By provoking fruitful conversations, training professionals and communities, and providing practical resources, the center strives to ground disability discourse in the rich Biblical teachings of community, diversity, humility, and service.

Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation

The purpose for the Center for Faith and Innovation is to develop Christian marketplace leaders through theology and liberal arts research to create innovative solutions for business.

 

Talks

Asian Theological Seminary - Podcast

 

Asian Theological Seminary is a major interdenominational seminary serving approximately 100 different churches and para-church organizations in the Philippines and throughout Asia.

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship - Audio & Video

 

The CICW's audio and video resources include practical and scholarly sessions intended for congregational leaders, pastors, students, teachers, scholars, musicians, artists, and all interested in worship. These resources serve as tools for preparing, planning for, and leading worship as well as for studying the history, theology, and practice of worship worldwide.

 

Calvin SAO - YouTube Channel

 

Calvin University strives to "think deeply, act justly, and live wholeheartedly as Christ's agents of renewal in the world." Calvin's Student Activities Office (SAO) has historically done this by hosting concerts, movies, and conversations around popular culture and the Christian's interaction with it. Calvin SAO's YouTube channel is a place where faith meets popular culture.

College Faith - Podcast

 

Christian students can grow in both faith and knowledge — whether attending a secular or a Christian college or university. College Faith guests provide wise counsel to help Christian students excel during these formative years.

Inching Forward (INCHE) - Podcast

 

INCHE's audio series aims to deepen knowledge of formation, teaching, and scholarship through worldwide Christian education. Each podcast is about 20-30 minutes in length and explores some aspect of Christian higher education.

正道福音神學院論壇 Logos Evangelical Seminary - Videos

 

「正道教牧論壇」提供了不同社會議題的知識頻道,供牧者同工在事奉及生活上參考,登記後便可觀看。

January Series (Calvin University) - Audio

 

The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world. Listen to past talks in the archives.

Justice Conference Asia

 

An annual gathering of Christ followers passionate about living the message of Jesus and making justice a way of life.

Lumina College - YouTube Channel

 

Lumina College is a Christian academic community rooted in Hong Kong with global partnerships. The YouTube channel includes highlights from seminars, testimonials, and short clips sharing its mission of integrating faith and learning in the Hong Kong and Asia context.

陳家富教授講生態神學 Prof. Keith Chan on Ecological Theology - YouTube Channel

 

陳家富教授是香港中文大學崇基學院神學院客座教授,他指生態神學旨在重尋基督宗教傳統中的生態智慧,用以對應當代的生態災難與不公義的景況,又就生態危機的挑戰,更新甚至批判自身的宗教傳統。

Refugia - Podcast

 

Refugia are places of shelter where life endures in times of crisis. From out of these small sanctuaries, life re-emerges, and the world is renewed.

This podcast explores what it means for people of faith to be people of refugia from a variety of perspectives, from biology to worship to politics.

Rewrite Radio - Podcast

 

Rewrite Radio is a podcast hosting conversations from the Festival of Faith and Writing, which celebrates a Reformed engagement with the written word, championing faithful and intelligent conversation about the intersections of religious belief and literature, both broadly defined.

Thinking Christianly - Podcast

 

Thinking Christianly, sponsored by Global Scholars, discusses how believers can better follow the often-neglected aspect of Jesus’ greatest commandment–loving God with all our minds (Luke 10:27), and how doing so results in a deepening relationship with Christ and greater influence for Christ.

Veritas Forum - YouTube Channel

 

Founded at Harvard in 1992, The Veritas Forum invites university students and faculty to ask life's hardest questions. With a commitment to courageous discourse, Veritas puts the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together.

 

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