Voices from the Valley
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.
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.
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.
by Dr. David Murphy, professor of history at Anderson University
Two things typically happen when people learn that I teach history at Anderson University. First, they tell me with enthusiasm of their own interest in history. Then, they lament what many studies describe as indifference toward history among today’s younger students.