Voted Off the Island: The Case of Professor Tom Oord – UPDATE: Oord’s Layoff on Hold

UPDATE (4/21/15): Apparently, the layoffs are now on hold at NNU. Oord will be able to teach in the summer while the school's actions are under review.---------------------------------The subtitle for Karl Giberson's Daily Beast article on fired Northwest Nazarene professor Tom Oord sums it up: A beloved professor forced from a Nazarene university this month is the latest casualty in a war that’s being waged against thinking evangelical Christians. According to Giberson, Oord's af … [Read more...]

WWII Posters on Display at Grove City College This Week

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It is a cool story: A public historian finds historically significant WWII posters in a drawer, probably untouched since they were first stored there in 1954.Grove City College is displaying a newly found collection of WWII posters this week in the Pew Fine Arts building. Read the Tribune's article about the find and the display.I know I will be there.Check out some of the posters...  … [Read more...]

Texas Textbook Wars Enter New Phase

Now it gets serious. Textbooks written according to Texas' curriculum standards are slated to be evaluated in public hearings amid criticism from liberal groups, according to Politco's Stephanie Simon.According to Simon:Texas students may soon be reading in their history textbooks that the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses, segregated schools weren’t all that bad and taxes imposed for programs like Social Security haven’t measurably improved society. Those passages are a … [Read more...]

Acts 29 Fallout: Information About the Mars Hill Church Partnership with Corban University and Western Seminary

Free lance writer Becky Garrison has been asking Mars Hill Church's partners in education if there is any fallout relating Acts 29 Network's removal of Mark Driscoll and the church from the organization's membership. Western Seminary and Corban University are slated to offer classes at the church's new Northrup Way location in Bellevue.Western Seminary Garrison emailed Derek Hiebert, the Seattle Teaching Site Director for Western Seminary inquiring about the status of their relationship … [Read more...]

The Voice of the Voiceless (sic) Campaign: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Subtitle: Conservatives Against Crazy Therapies #savethepillows (see video below).Right wing website The College Fix misses the point in an article published last Friday (6/20).The assumption on the part of Chris Doyle and author Claire Healey seems to be that incorrect information provided by college counseling or resource centers should lead to the addition of more incorrect information at those same centers. In other words, since LGBT centers say some things that might be inaccurate … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Wants $20 to Tell You What You Can Find Out Free

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Mr. Beck is certainly a showman, and he has a big show planned for July 22, 2014.We Will Not Conform is a live telecast to movie theaters around the country on the evils of common core educational standards. Despite being championed initially by conservatives like Mike Huckabee, Common Core has become associated with nearly everything evil, thanks, more often than not, to Mr. Huckabee's allies in the conservative camp.In this Hannity segment (click for video), Beck describes the upcoming … [Read more...]

Glenn Beck Talks Mormon at Liberty University

I honestly have a hard time figuring out Liberty University.After finding themselves in some hot water over Mitt Romney, and then more recently Benny Hinn and Ron Godwin's past devotion to Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon, you would think they would take more care about the speakers in their chapel. However, last Friday, LU featured Mormon enthusiast Glenn Beck in their chapel. Right there in front of their motto "Training Champions for Christ Since 1971," Glenn Beck spoke from his … [Read more...]

Underground Newspaper Shut Down At Cedarville University

John Fea brings word that The Ventriloquist, an underground paper at Cedarville University was shut down earlier today.From the paper's website: On April 23, distribution of the April issue of The Ventriloquist was forcefully shut down by Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White and VP of Student Life Jonathan Wood.As usual, distributors were set up outside the DMC to pass out copies to students leaving the university's mandatory chapel service. Before chapel was dismissed, W … [Read more...]


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