A Sacred Journey

Faithful Presence in the Secular Academy

by Paul Nicholas Wilson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781664231337
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781664231320
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781664231344

About the Book

Paul Wilson believes God is poised to perform a mighty work through “believers in the workplace”—including the secular university. The Rev. Billy Graham had the same insight.

But Christ followers in secular institutions must explicitly embrace secular work as God’s work. Likewise, seminaries, churches, and pastors must step up their efforts.

In this book, the author shares his struggles of being a follower of Christ at secular places of learning. At times, he felt there was little or no integration of his faith and vocation due to a lack of courage and time.

Get answers to questions such as:
• What are the perils of living a double life by not identifying yourself as a follower of Christ?
• How can Christ regain a foothold at secular institutions of learning?
• How can educators help students move closer to the Lord outside of class?
• What does a faithful presence look like in the academy?

A Sacred Journey presents a Gospel-centered framework for Christian witness on campus where Ph.D. students, faculty, and staff, can serve as salt, light, and leaven in their secular university environments. We must reclaim the sacredness of our academic vocations.

About the Author

Paul Nicholas Wilson is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. He has been nationally recognized for excellence in student advising, teaching, and research. The Alumni Association of the University of Arizona awarded him its Extraordinary Faculty Award while the Western Agricultural Economics Association named him a Fellow, its highest honor. Wilson and his wife, Ellen, have three wonderful adult children, an amazing daughter-in-law, and two exceptional granddaughters.