Yesterday, we wrapped up our second camp of the summer, this time at Trinity International University in Deerfield, just north of Chicago. We had 130 amazing students-- they sat through 25 hours of lectures, practiced engaging others with the claims of Jesus, and asked great questions of our faculty team at meals, after talks, and during free time.
|Worldview Students at TIU|
My role on the faculty is to provide foundations for faithful thinking about law and government, and I do this with two central lectures, "Worldview in a Lifeboat," based on the famous criminal law case of Regina v. Dudley and Stephens, and "The Roots of Order," which focuses on fundamental truths flowing from the fact of God's ultimate and all-encompassing authority and his delegation to human institutions of governing functions in the family, church, and state. My lectures on law are based in large part on the work of my former dean at Regent University School of Law, Herb Titus, passed down gently to me through the mentoring of my friend and colleague Craig Stern. I am always amazed when I stop to reflect on my own knowledge and "expertise" and how much of it (thank goodness) is rooted in the wisdom of others.
|Students and Parents|
I round out my Worldview teaching repertoire with an introduction to epistemology, my standard address on vocation, and a talk on leisure and acedia, based on Josef Pieper's classic, Leisure, the Basis of Culture, one of my all-time favorites.
Tomorrow, we'll welcome students to camp at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, where we'll begin our third week of camp. It will be a much smaller and more intimate group, and I am looking forward to being with a smaller group that promises more interaction and discussion in the group dynamic.
In the coming weeks, I will be blogging my outlines on each of my lectures and giving some reports of the my work with the Christian Legal Society our ministry partners while I'm on the road.