The State of the Evangelical Mind: SCIO co-sponsors discussion seminar

SCIO is co-sponsoring a discussion led by Dr Jerry Pattengale (University Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University) on the topic of his recently edited book, The State of the Evangelical Mind.


Pattengale’s anthology of essays asks whether the Evangelical world is currently sitting on the threshold of another crisis of intellectual maturity, or whetherthere are now even greater opportunities for faithful intellectual engagement and witness. The reader is invited to a virtual ‘summit meeting’ on the current state of the Evangelical mind. The insights of national leaders in their fields will aid readers to reflect on the past contributions of Evangelical institutions for the life of the mind as well as prospects for the future.

Contributors to the book include:

  •  Richard J. Mouw
  • Mark A. Noll
  • Jo Anne Lyon
  • David C. Mahan and C. Donald Smedley
  • Timothy Larsen
  • Lauren Winner
  • James K. A. Smith
  • Mark Galli

Jerry A. Pattengale (PhD, Miami University) is a scholar, researcher, author, and speaker. He has served for over twenty years in administrative leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, currently as the first to earn IWU’s title of University Professor. He is also executive director of education for the Museum of the Bible in Washington D. C., where he oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, convergent media specialists, and editors developing a Bible curriculum for high school students.

The author of many books, Pattengale is a nationally recognized lecturer on education innovation and biblical studies. He is a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute, an honorary senior research associate at Tyndale House, Cambridge, a distinguished fellow at Excelsia College, Australia, and is a research scholar at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His writing has appeared in Wall Street JournalChristianity TodayWashington PostBooks & CultureReligion News Service,, Patheos, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Post.

Join Professor Pattengale for this discussion of the state of the Evangelical mind on Tuesday 6th November at 20:00 in the Music Room at Oriel College.

Please RSVP to this email address [email protected] if you are interested in attending this event.

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