Education and God’s Mission / ACU Faculty Development / Student Interview for the BA Programme

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When people find out I’m in Africa working at a Christian University, their response is almost always the same. They assume that ACU is a “Bible College” of some sort. They are always shocked and amazed when I tell them that the first four courses of study we offer are Agriculture, Education, Business, and Theology. The next question is, “So you want the pastors to be bi-vocational?”

It is amazing how far and fast we have fallen away from the Puritan model and ideal of education. Ironically, even some Classical model home educators have a hard time wrapping their head around the application of Classical, Christian, Liberal Arts education 1) in Africa, 2) at the university level, and 3) in every discipline! So I’ve had to come up with a simple way to explain the concept…

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