She notes that evangelical scholars’ commitment to holistic formation in students and the health of evangelical institutions may undermine Noll’s call for the development of an evangelical mind.
Her point is worth considering. “Success” as an individual research scholar often demands that one negelect family responsibilities, refuse to mentor students, and shirk participation in local church life. It just may be that an academic ethos shaped by a serious evangelical commitment runs counter to the kind of life that produces success as measured by certain academic standards.
Because active participation in and for the world is such a strong evangelical impulse, is Noll’s admonition realistic?