Students studying to become Presbyterian ministers learn side-by-side with students earning their doctorates in the Sociology of Religion. In a place that prides itself on academic rigor and creating an intense intellectual environment, it just makes sense that every conversation about the nature of God would employ the same vocabulary, says Cynthia Gano Lindner, Ministry Studies Director.
I also liked what the Dean wrote:
We are suggesting that church and society share a concern for the flourishing of individuals and communities, a concern that raises profound and perennial questions about justice, hope, freedom and fate, individuality and the common good.
That is what I would strive for as a sociologist myself.