Faith & Learning

Integrating faith into every facet of life at DBU is at the heart of what we do because it is the heart of who we are. From the classroom to the athletics fields to the dorms, Christ is at the center of all things. Your spiritual growth isn't separate from your academic or social growth, and we believe your college experience should reflect that. This is what an integrated, holistic education means, that all things filter through a Gospel lens! Hear some thoughts from DBU Faculty on faith integration!

What Does the Integration of Faith and Learning Mean to Professors at DBU?

Dr. Michelle Henry
"Our faith should not simply decide what we learn or how we interpret what we learn. Our faith must be the means by which our learning moves beyond the mere pursuit of knowledge for its own sake to the cultivation of knowledge rightly designed and righteously exercised to bring about our individual and collective transformation."
- Dr. Michelle Henry, Professor of English
"Our faith must be interwoven in the classroom by recognizing moments to share personal stories of how Jesus transforms and equips our lives."
- Rick Jordan, Assistant Professor of Management
Rick Jordan
Dr. Christina Chen
"Here at DBU, students have dedicated educators who love the Lord intensely and genuinely care about their students. DBU’s quality Christian education is grounded in the truth of God, which produces spiritually mature believers who are both wise and knowledgeable."
- Dr. Christina Chen, Associate Professor of Statistics and Chinese
"I want to help students understand their calling and become excellent in their chosen field so that they can help bring redemption to a lost and broken world, to help them understand how they can help God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven."
- Dr. Justin Gandy, Assistant Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Justin Gandy
headshot of Dr. Cicely Jefferson
“Integrating faith and learning means that I serve as a guide to help students connect their faith to the material being taught in such a way that by the time they leave our campus, they are unable to see their careers without seeing Jesus and how they can use their careers to bring glory to him.”
- Dr. Cicely Jefferson, Dean, College of Business