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“Being Right Has Replaced Loving One Another”?

“Being Right Has Replaced Loving One Another”?

“Being right has replaced loving one another as we love ourselves.” So says Erin Green in the Huffington Post, criticizing her alma mater, Biola University, for not affirming LGBTQ. (She wrote it a month ago. It’s still relevant.) Biola is a conservative evangelical Christian university. Green’s complaints against the school are based in her reading of the Bible, including: Those who come to Christ will never be driven away (John 6:37). What we do for the least of these, Jesus’…

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American Education’s Collapse, Caught On Video

American Education’s Collapse, Caught On Video

This assistant principal’s behavior is disturbing on many levels, most of which are too obvious to require comment. He’s rude and his language is offensive, even as he complains about the pro-life pair “harassing” students. You can add your own descriptions. But what I really want you to see is the collapse of American education, displayed here in microcosm. He’s an administrator at an elite high school in Chester County, Pennsylvania, yet he thinks he can say of those who…

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Bill Nye, Deniable Guy: Promoting Science and Rationality, He Blunders On Both

Bill Nye, Deniable Guy: Promoting Science and Rationality, He Blunders On Both

Science Guy Bill Nye says he stands for excellence in thinking skills and scientific reasoning. Recently, however, he violated both of those values in the very act of promoting them. HuffPost reports him as saying, The biggest danger creationism plays… is that it is raising a generation of children who “can’t think” and who “will not be able to participate in the future in same way” as those who are taught evolution. Later the article adds, Speaking on MidPoint, Nye…

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College History Without Wars: Truth, Salvation, or None of the Above?

College History Without Wars: Truth, Salvation, or None of the Above?

My daughter called home yesterday from college, during the first session of a course on World History Since 1500. “I’m dropping this course,” she said. “The teacher said she’s not going to cover any wars. She thinks it’s more important to study the ways people have saved other people than to talk about people killing people.” Granted, I heard the story at third-hand. Maybe the teacher just meant she wasn’t going to cover war in great detail. I have to…

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“How Homeschooling and Classical Christian Schooling Could Alter the Leadership of the Future”

“How Homeschooling and Classical Christian Schooling Could Alter the Leadership of the Future”

My current column at BreakPoint: “How Homeschooling and Classical Christian Schooling Could Alter the Leadership of the Future.” For the record, our two kids were mostly educated in public school. The home school and classical Christian school options were not available to us, for reasons I need not share here. I wish we could have gone that route. We made sure, though, that they learned the skills of good reasoning, reading, and communication. For us it was a matter of…

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Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

A few days Mike Adams posted an article at Townhall.com titled Diversity and Catatonic Schizophrenia. It begins, Dianne Harrison is the new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). It’s a small college in the Golden State but it sure is loaded with diversity. How do I know? Because Dianne has written a letter to the entire university, telling everyone how diverse they are and, more importantly, what a great person she is because she loves diversity. In her short…

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Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay “Marriage”

Ten Reasons We’re Losing On Gay “Marriage”

We are losing on gay “marriage.” The conflict continues—there was a victory last week in North Carolina!—and the overall end is not yet clear. Still, we’ve lost millions of skirmishes: the hearts of people who think marriage is for any two adults who want to put that name on their relationship, and who think that sexual ethics are of no importance. Here in my opinion are ten main reasons. I call your attention especially to the ninth, which has to…

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And a little child shall lead them?

And a little child shall lead them?

On a New Jersey school district’s summer reading list for middle and high school: one book depicting lesbian statutory rape, and another depicting a drug-fueled homosexual orgy. How did that happen? Call it the record-setting worst excuse ever for a bad policy! Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J., told Fox News that the committee “didn’t feel it was inappropriate based on the language that’s used, common language used on the street.” [From Outraged parents oust gay…

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“A Texas-Sized Defeat for ‘Western Civilization’”

“A Texas-Sized Defeat for ‘Western Civilization’”

My college friend Rob Koons was putting together a concentration on “Western Civilization and American Institutions” at the University of Texas, but he got the plugged pulled on him in a manner that was not only unceremonious but also confused, contradictory, and educationally unwise. He learned some lessons from the experience, including: Our program was rightly perceived as a threat to the monopoly of what I call the Uncurriculum, which prevails at UT and at most universities today. It is the…

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