BOLIVAR, Mo. – Dr. Kevin Hopkins, chair of Southwest Baptist University’s department of mathematics and professor of mathematics, recently presented a paper at the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C.
Hopkins, who spoke in one of the Parallel sessions, presented his paper – “Integrating Faith and Discipline – Beyond the Classroom.”
“For those teaching at a Christian College, the idea of integrating faith and discipline is not a new one and is probably an expectation of the job,” Hopkins stated in his paper. “We hopefully have ideas on how to do that in the classroom.
“In the past couple of years, I have been challenged to think of ways to integrate my faith and discipline in some opportunities God has blessed me with outside the classroom. I hope the ideas shared will encourage others in their integration of faith and discipline both inside and outside the classroom.”
The Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences was founded in 1976 when a group of mathematics teachers at Christian colleges desired to integrate their faith with their academic discipline. The group operated informally, and sponsored conferences, until 1985 when it was decided to incorporate formally, as well as to broaden the interest of the organization to include all mathematical sciences.