How Christians Should Teach Philosophy at Secular Institutions

Dr. Stephen T. Davis, PhD

This article offers a reflection by Davis on his experience of teaching philosophy at Claremont McKenna College—a prestigious, secular liberal arts college in Southern California.

The main responsibility of Christian philosophers at secular schools is to strive for excellence as teachers, scholars, and colleagues. Another is to become personally involved in on-going Christian fellowship. The overall aim is to honor God in all that we do.

Davis urges Christian philosophers to recognize that God has given them both the gifts and the drive necessary to be university professors, and that they ought to see their work as Christian ministry.

The full-text of this paper is available for FREE by clicking here. This article is part of a web series, “Christian Philosophers in the ‘Secular Academy.'”