Can the "Academy" speak to the lay Christian?

There is pride to be cultivated in degrees earned, books published, honors bestowed, or interviews granted; academic introversion can easily transform into callousness toward people of ordinary intelligence; cliquishness and partisanship can be  exploited for promoting my faction, race, sex, or political persuasion at the expense of others; and there is an eagerness to view the gifts that are not congenial to scholarship as somehow less important. These and other sins of intellectuals are familiar to everyone with any expediting the academy. They amount not to an argument against scholarship, but to occasions for redemption. The redemptive is found in Christ.

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind, Mark A. Noll, Eerdmans Publishing- 2011, Pg. 61