Appreciating Academic Genius
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Appreciating Academic Genius

First Francis Beckwith and now this: Indiana Jones has been denied tenure (HT: Urban Onramps).

This is outrageous. I note especially the committee’s disregard for Jones’ work in discovering the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Sounds like his committee was made up of a bunch of secularists who don’t believe in that kind of thing. What does this say about Marshall College?

Let’s hope Indy’s case ends up as well as Dr. Beckwith’s.

Jordan J. Ballor

Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is director of research at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy, an initiative of the First Liberty Institute. He has previously held research positions at the Acton Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has authored multiple books, including a forthcoming introduction to the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Working with Lexham Press, he served as a general editor for the 12 volume Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series, and his research can be found in publications including Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Faith & Economics, and Calvin Theological Journal. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics at Calvin University.