Research + News | Topic: Christian Higher Ed
Feb 15, 2021
Evangelical Colleges Consider The Future Of Online Education After COVID-19
The pandemic accelerated the push for remote options but also left students longing for in-person community. Read the article here
Sep 11, 2020
Christian Colleges Are In Crisis. Here’s What That Means For The Church
If we save them, our schools can be beacons of light for the Christian community. Read the article here
Jun 30, 2020
Dozens Of Christian College Faculty Eliminated In Spring Budget Cuts
For evangelical schools, declining enrollment poses a greater challenge than COVID-19. Read the article here
Sep 6, 2019
Lose Your Faith At An Evangelical College? That’s Part Of The Process
Research shows that students at CCCU schools are more likely to face a religious crisis than their secular counterparts. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2019
Christian U Flip-Flops On Gay Relationships
Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian institution that last fall notably removed its ban on same-sex relationships only to reverse course a few weeks later, has once again flip-flopped to allow gay relationships on the California campus. Read the article here.
Jun 6, 2018
College Board CEO: How Religious Education Helps Us Rethink The College Admissions Race
The “soulcraft” found in faith-based learning is just what higher ed needs right now. Read the article here.
Dec 3, 2015
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.
Jul 9, 2015
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.
Dec 19, 2014
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.
Sep 24, 2013
The Promise of Religious Colleges
Gordon 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.