Oct 28 The Marriage of Faith and Reason and the Call to the Intellectual Life

Dr. Susan Mountin addressed the Concordia faculty at this October 28 presentation. If you missed it, here is the archived recording.

This seminar explored how faith and reason come together in the life of the academic. In the contemporary world, challenges exist in higher education that tend to separate faith and reason. But the origins of higher education have always been focused on preparing people for ministry. During the session participants will:
• explore the relationship between faith and reason starting with a Catholic theological and philosophical lens and
• name the unique contributions of the Lutheran tradition to this conversation and
• reflect on their own vocation as educators in the Lutheran Christian tradition

Dr. Susan Mountin

Susan M. Mountin, Ph.D,. is Director of Manresa for Faculty at Marquette University. She spent 25 years as a Campus Minister from 1977-2001. In 2002 she became director of the Manresa Project (a $2.5 million Lilly Endowment grant funded program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation); since 2010 she has expanded the work of the grant with faculty through the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette providing workshops and programs related to Marquette’s religious heritage. She has been an adjunct faculty member since 1977 teaching journalism, education, and theology courses. Her starting career was as a Catholic newspaper and magazine journalist.

2012-2013 CELT Programs (archive)


Faith, Learning, and Vocation Seminar Series 2012-2013

Concordia University Wisconsin

Faith, Learning and Vocation Seminar Series


Mondays in Pharmacy 026 from 4:00-5:30 pm Central Time

The goals of the faith and learning seminar series are to:

  • Promote discussion and reflection concerning the interaction of faith,  learning and vocation in a Lutheran university
  • Prepare faculty members to incorporate faith and vocation into courses in their academic disciplines


Date Topic Speaker
September 24 2012 What Lutherans believe: Lutheran theology and higher education Dr. William CarioDr. Bernard Bull(Concordia University Wisconsin)
October 22 2012 The doctrine of vocation Dr. G. Edward Veith(Patrick Henry College)
November 26 2012 Faith, learning and vocation: educating the whole person Dr. Thomas Christenson(Capital University)
January 21 2013 The three articles as a means to connect faith with learning: God the Creator, Jesus Christ Incarnate, the Holy Spirit Dr. William Cario(Concordia University Wisconsin)
February 25 2013 Christian perspectives on faith, learning and vocation Dr. Brad Condie(Concordia University Wisconsin)
March 182013 Incorporating faith & vocation into the professional programs Dr. Donald Christian (Concordia University Texas)
April 222013 Lutheran Higher Education:  where are we headed? Dr. Paul Dovre(Concordia Morehead)


CELT Mission Statement

Concordia University Wisconsin’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching develops faculty for excellence in teaching in the face-to-face and blended learning environments, including the meaningful connection between faith and learning, to support Concordia’s mission of Christ-centered Lutheran higher education. CELT encourages self-reflective, scholarly teaching among Concordia faculty through consultation, collaboration, and community.