Voices from the Valley

Business education lacks taste of a cookie

Wed, 2012-02-01 10:35 -- univcomm
February 1, 2012

by Dr. Emmett Dulaney, associate professor of marketing at the Anderson University Falls School of Business.

Around my house, nachos and cheese counts as a two-course meal.

That was not the case when I was growing up. My mother made one meat dish and one potato dish for every dinner. There would also be a salad of some type — some things that looked pretty questionable got lumped into this category — and a minimum of two sides. It was like eating at Cracker Barrel every evening.

Exploring Christian education from a Wesleyan holiness perspective

Mon, 2011-07-25 10:33 -- univcomm
July 25, 2011

by Dr. John Aukerman, professor of Christian Education, director of distance education, and director of outcomes assessment at the Anderson University School of Theology.

I was hired to teach in the Anderson University School of Theology in 1984, and have searched in vain for a good comprehensive textbook to use in my Christian education classes. Every new book that came along was either incomplete, or had a theological bent that was inconsistent with our Wesleyan holiness tradition.

Observing the Sufi

Wed, 2011-04-20 16:42 -- univcomm
April 20, 2011

by Dr. Carl Caldwell, vice president for academic affairs and dean emeritus at Anderson University

As I learned about the history and practice of Islam, I came to understand that Sufism is one of its many expressions. The word Sufi comes from the Arabic word for wool, and derived from the simple clothing that Sufis wore. Sufis gathered around charismatic leaders who aspired to lead them in a path toward mystical union with God. Each of these groups was called a tariqa, derived from the Arabic word for path.

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