CA Bill Will Require Disclosure of Title IX Exemptions by Religious Colleges

Religious colleges can request an exemption from Title IX which forbids sex discrimination in colleges accepting federal funds or students who pay tuition with federal grants. Exemptions often relate to policies concerning sexual orientation or gender identity. A recent legislative effort in California (SB 1146) would have required exempt religious colleges which accept students with CA student aid to conform to most conditions of the state's anti-discrimination statute. The bill also gave … [Read more...]

Debunking One of David Barton’s Oldest Stories: Thomas Jefferson and the D.C. Schools

David Barton was a guest on Michael Brown's Line of Fire show recently and spun some familiar yarns.A story that has been around awhile (since Barton's 1989 book Myth of Separation) is his claim that Thomas Jefferson incorporated the Bible and Isaac Watts hymnal into the curriculum of the Washington D.C. schools while Jefferson was president. This claim has been thoroughly debunked before by others, notably Jim Allison and Chris Rodda. While those authors documented well their rebuttal to … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2015

The ten top posts during 2015 are as follows with the most popular first:1. Open Letter to Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris from a Former Member of Mars Hill Church - This was posted on November 2, 2014 but remained popular throughout 2015. Driscoll recently joined Jimmy Evans as a director to form The Trinity Church in Phoenix.2. Former Chief Financial Officer at Turning Point Claims David Jeremiah Used Questionable Methods to Secure a Spot on Best Seller Lists - This story about … [Read more...]

Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Irresponsible Machismo

For so many reasons, I am glad I don't teach at Liberty University.I can't embed the clip so click through to watch Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. encourage students to carry guns on campus. He also seems to challenge "Muslims" (I assume he means radical Muslim terrorists) to come visit Liberty, and not for a college tour.I have no problem with self-defense but this seems like an irresponsible challenge to people who are capable of responding to it. As a college … [Read more...]

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

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...]


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