A Common Call was a one day conference here in San Luis Obispo, bringing together Christian faculty from different universities (including Cal Poly, UCSB, Cal State Monterey Bay, San Jose State and UCLA) to hear from Dr. Walter Bradley, co-founder of Faculty Commons. Dr. Bradley shared his experiences of four decades of teaching and research, seeking to live out and express his faith in and out of the classroom. And not just successes, but fears and failures as well. Time was set aside to discuss in smaller groups the two main talks, and two panel discussion groups.
Here’s a few thoughts from faculty that attended:
“Excellent time, especially just hearing ideas about how to minister on campus.”
“The conference was outstanding. I especially appreciated Walter Bradley’s final comments on ‘gold mining’ regarding choosing research topics.”
“What was a highlight? Simply time to meet and talk with other faculty at table discussions and lunch.”
“It was encouraging to hear all the speakers, panelists, and just hanging out with other Christian faculty who are intentional about living out their faith.”
This is something we’d like to consider hosting again in the future, and would appreciate any thoughts or feedback on topics, speakers, or format.