John Wesley to Laurel

Names change and school names change, too. And they do this to reflect the mission of the school at times. But try as I may, the implication of “Laurel” eludes me. Anyone know? HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — John Wesley College is currently undergoing its 5th name change since its inception in 1903. The school, [Read More...]

Nick Kristof Determines which Hospitals are most Christian

From his piece in the NYTimes about sanctions against Catholic hospitals that are excommunicating nuns and even hospitals for procedures deemed anti-life. What do you think of Kristof’s reasoning? The Situation Yet the person giving Jesus the heave-ho in this case was not a Bethlehem innkeeper. Nor was it an overzealous mayor angering conservatives by [Read More...]

belief … the modern case (RJS)

Francis Collins, in the brief stretch between stints as head of the Human Genome Project at NIH and, now, Director of NIH, put together a book, Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith, an anthology of readings he finds helpful in discussing rational reasons for belief in God. The anthology is, in some sense, a [Read More...]

Should Teachers Befriend Students? 3 (Sam Lamerson)

GRADE INFLATION It had to be one of the most shocking letters that I had received as a professor.  The sender was a student who was in the armed services (his name and service will be withheld to protect the guilty).  He had been given a “C” in a class of mine that he was [Read More...]


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