For homeschool graduates, what’s the next step? Tune in as Patrick Henry College’s new academic dean, Dr. Gene Edward Veith, talks with Home School Heartbeat host Michael Farris about how the college is carrying out the vision of Christian education.
Dr. Veith, I know that you were in Christian higher education for a long time, and then you took a brief sabbatical and worked full-time as a writer and editor for World magazine, and now you’ve come back as our new academic dean at Patrick Henry College. Why did you choose to come to Patrick Henry?
Dr. Gene Edward Veith:
I’d been a critic of what’s happening in the culture for so long, and I always wanted to do something myself to make a difference in what was happening—to put the theory into practice. My true calling, I think, is as an academic. I miss working for World; it was great, but I missed having colleagues and students and the kind of interaction that happens at a college. I yearned for a college, though, that would do it right, that would not sacrifice the Christian foundation and that would pursue a high academic standard based on the classic liberal arts that is the basis of our society’s freedom for so long. Patrick Henry, when I heard about that opportunity, seemed just to call out for me and I became convinced that that is where God wanted to use me.
Ed, I know that I am very glad that God called you to Patrick Henry at this time. We’re really looking forward to working with you to lead this college in a solid way that will help lead the nation and shape the culture. I’m Mike Farris.