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Faith Builders Educational Programs is a learning community located in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania. We seek to serve our communities by offering college-level classes, mentoring, and apprenticing as well as a variety of seminars, workshops, and other services.

Education: A Radically Christian Practice

Academics tend to be a gloomy lot, perhaps confirming what the author of Ecclesiastes observed: "He who increases knowledge increases sorrow" (1:18). But a sampling of recent headlines might help explain why despair permeates the halls of the Ivory Tower.

"Here's How Higher Education Dies" (Adam Harris, The Atlantic, June 5, 2018)
"The End of the University" (Astra Taylor, The New Republic, September 8, 2020)
"The Economic Model of Higher Education Was Already Broken. Here's Why the Pandemic May Destroy It for Good." (Zachary Karabell, TIME, 27 August 2020)

Charitable Reading and Writing

 

Does it seem to you that public conversations these days are increasingly loud and shrill? Josh Nisley, the coordinator of the Institute writing program, describes how Christians can think charitably about reading and writing.

Education for Christian Community

 

Many forms of Christian post-secondary education operate within the assumptions of liberal democracy, with its separate spheres for public and private life. What would it mean, in an increasingly post-Christian and fragmented society, for Christian educators to support Christian community?

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