Date: May 23, 2022
The grants are generous, and faculty have used them over the years to support their research, writing, and course development. This year over $50,000 was designated for VTS faculty, and below is a list of their projects.
Dr. Liz DeGaynor will use her grant to study evangelicals and education from kindergarten through college, looking at the synergies between Christian formation and political influence. Dr. James Farwell will travel and research Dogen Zen with regards to Christian comparative theology. Dr. John Knight will research the classical doctrine of original sin in order to incorporate new findings in cognitive science into our understanding of human sinfulness. I will use my grant to support my research on a book and a course on Bible and film.
The Conant fund also supported the proposals of two of our affiliated faculty, and I am proud to name their projects here. Dr. Dan Heischman will use his grant to enrich and diversify a core course taught in the VTS doctoral program on Governance. And Ms. Peggy Parker will apply her grant towards travel as she explores ways to broaden the Church’s vision in the visual arts, theology, and pastoral ministry.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
and Associate Professor of Old Testament