Research + News | Topic: Christian Higher Ed

This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University laments the current culture of self-absorbed and narcissistic teens. From his blog post:

“I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience. An altar call is supposed to make you feel bad. It is supposed to make you feel guilty. The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins—not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization.”

Read the rest of the blog post here.

 

Baylor University Removes Clause on ‘Homosexual Acts’ From Sexual Misconduct Policy

Earlier this year, Baylor University made a discreet change to its sexual misconduct policy by removing a line regarding “homosexual acts.”

Read the article here.

Academics and Faith: An Interview with Dr. Jay Green

Dr. Jay Green, a professor of history at Covenant College, wants Christians to rethink the way we approach academic studies. Read the interview here.

The Promise of Religious Colleges

InsideHigherEdGordon College professor, Thomas Albert Howard, has written an article for Inside High Ed about the “propitious opportunity” the present moment offers religious colleges and universities. For Dr. Howard, small, evangelical colleges are well-equipped to offer students an education focused on character formation and vocational discernment. He writes:

“Education about things that matter, Aristotle tells us in his Ethics, is often more about emulating a person than mastering a precept. Developing lasting mentors and true friends over the course of four years hardly figures in college rankings. But perhaps it is the factor that matters most.”

Read the full article here.

Christian Colleges Moving Away From Political Conservatism

After the departure of president Dinesh D’Souza, The King’s College in New York City and many other Christian colleges and universities are revisiting their political positions.

Read the full report from Christianity Today here.