On Gordon College and the Charge of Sexual “Discrimination”

I just wrote a piece for First Things in which I decry the charge of “discrimination” that Gordon College and its president, D. Michael Lindsay, face for seeking to adhere to biblical sexual ethics. This used to be called “religious practice” and is now called “discrimination.” The essay is called “Religion in a Heart-Shaped Box” and it [Read More...]

Bowdoin College: Religious Freedom Is “Alive and Thriving”

Two days ago, I noted on this blog a front-page story in the New York Times on the decision of Bowdoin College administrators to effectively displace Bowdoin Christian Fellowship from its status as a college-recognized student organization. I just read a statement the college released about the Times article that advances the viewpoint I just sketched out: Religious [Read More...]

Ross Douthat of New York Times on Campus Pluralism

Ross Douthat, columnist for the New York Times, published a NYT piece this week pointing out that allegedly “pluralistic” college campuses are struggling mightily to make good on their promises. In his piece, Douthat references the problems conservatives and Christians are having at different schools, and he links to my American Spectator piece, “God and Sexuality at Bowdoin,” on my [Read More...]

Stanford Hires a Chaplain…for Atheists

My buddy Doug Hankins has the story here. John Figdor, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, is the new university-appointed chaplain for atheists (wearing the pink shirt in the SFGate photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez). Here’s what Doug blogged: So what does this line of work look like? How do you minister to a person [Read More...]

Yet Another New England Campus Is Hostile to Christians

Just saw this from World magazine: The student-led judiciary at Tufts University, in Medford, Mass., voted last week to revoke official recognition for Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), the largest evangelical group on campus. Complaints from a group formed to challenge TCF’s presence on campus prompted the judiciary’s decision. Members of the Tufts Coalition Against Religious Exclusion [Read More...]


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