Engineering Your Soul

Dallas Willard states that the aim of Christian Education is “to bring students to the place at which they walk routinely and easily in the character and power of Jesus Christ.” Engineering Your Soul is an effort of the George Fox Engineering program designed to help ourselves and our students to this end – that we all might understand how necessary it is that we are intentional in putting off the old self and putting on the new self - Eph. 4:22–24.

Departmental ReadingMere Christianity

As part of the mission of the George Fox Engineering program, we are preparing engineers for a life of responsible service emerging from a Christian worldview. As one step towards the fulfillment of this goal, the engineering faculty collectively identify an influential Christian writing to be read and reflected upon each semester by all engineering faculty and students throughout the term. This exercise is treated as an official component of every engineering course and is uniquely integrated and assessed at the discretion of each course instructor. It is our hope that students will not view this as one more task to complete, but as a catalyst for continued discussion ultimately leading to a deeper experience of Jesus Christ.

The readings have included the following: 

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
  • Garden City by John Mark Comer
  • The Grand Paradox by Ken Wytsma
  • Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Devotional Classics
  • Paul’s Epistle to the Romans
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
  • Humility by Andrew Murray

"God engineers everything; wherever He puts us our one great aim is to pour out a whole-hearted devotion to Him in that particular work.  'Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.'"
— Oswald Chambers