• Why Athens And Jerusalem Must Meet

    By Dr. Louis Markos I am proud to teach at a university that is committed to building on the classics and to bringing together the Greco-Roman legacy of Athens and the Judeo-Christian faith of Jerusalem. What that means in practice is that we believe true wisdom can, and must, be learned from such pre-Christian writers …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: A Break

    After a long and bruising session with my tax accountant, I was ready for some therapeutic cinematic diversion. But Hollywood failed to deliver anything remotely interesting for the March 24 weekend. I was somewhat interested  in “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” a new biblical film from the same company that produced “Risen” a few years ago, but it was …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Vickey Giles

    Dr. Vickey M. Giles, assistant professor of Education, presented the session, “Apps + Books + Creativity = Engaged Learners!” at the Texas Association of Literacy Educators (TALE) conference on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. The session included information about quick-to-learn and practical technology tools from both iOS and …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: Timothy Ewest

    Dr. Timothy Ewest, associate professor of Management in the Archie W. Dunham College of Business, Dr. David Miller of Princeton University’s Faith and Dr. Mitch Neubert of Baylor University, have written an article titled “Development of The Integration Profile (TIP) Faith and Work Integration Scale,” which was published in the “Journal of Business Ethics.” The …

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  • Faculty as Culture influencers

    Culture Influencers: David Grubbs

    Dr. David Grubbs, assistant professor of English, interviewed Dr. Philip Ryken for the Christian Humanist Profiles podcast regarding Dr. Ryken’s recent book, “The Messiah Comes to Middle Earth: Images of Christ’s Threefold Offices in the Lord of the Rings” (IVP Academic, 2017). Dr. Ryken is the president of Wheaton College. Christian Humanist Profiles is an interview …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “Tomb Raider”

    It has been a while since I have seen a film that was thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end, and, to be honest, I had no such expectation for the new version of “Tomb Raider.” I have very few memories of the 2001 version with Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig, but this film actually makes Lara …

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  • Teaching the Classics: Introduction from Editor Dr. Jeffery Green

    By Dr. Jeffery Green It is my pleasure to introduce to you the theme for our Spring and Summer 2018 edition of The City.  We will be exploring Christianity and the Classics for the next several months.  The word “classics” has a deep resonance here at Houston Baptist University.  We have a department of Classics …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “The Shape of Water”

    I decided to bite the bullet and find a theater showing of “The Shape of Water.” Although I had seen several trailers over the last few months, knew the gist of the plot and had strong memories of director Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” there were several surprises. It was worth the trouble to find the film. The …

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  • HBU to Host Second Annual Author Celebration

    Houston Baptist University will host the Second Annual HBU Author Celebration from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in McNair Hall of the Morris Cultural Arts Center, 7502 Fondren Road. We’re proud of our accomplished professors and staff, and invite you to join us! Publication subjects include topics like Christianity and religion, business, education, …

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  • Mr. Movie Man reviews movies

    This Week’s Review: “Red Sparrow”

    I only had time for one film on March 3, so I had to choose between “Red Sparrow” and the new version of “Death Wish.” I chose the Jennifer Lawrence bloodbath over the Bruce Willis carnage. That was a very limited choice; I suspect I would have been nauseated by either film.   I have never read …

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