"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

"Spirituality" in Higher Education

Titusonenine has called our attention to an interesting study of college and university faculty. It was conducted by researchers at UCLA, and has found that substantial numbers of instructors in institutions of higher learning in the U.S. consider themselves "spiritual." Unfortunately, only a fairly small minority of these "spiritual" teachers believe that colleges should encourage the spiritual development of their students. (Teachers of humanities are predictably among most prone to support fostering the spiritual devlopment in their students, while natural scientists are least likely to do so.) Of course, these "spiritual" intellectuals may themselves have little or nothing to do with organized religion in their own lives. Do please check out the entire story here.


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