Category Archives: Fixing Our Universities

Churches of Christ: Bruce McLarty Named President of Harding University

Harding University has held a special place in my heart for some time now. Yes, they aren’t exactly on the cutting edge of the progressive movement within the Churches of Christ, but two of my sons and one of my … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: Distance Learning, Two-Year Degrees, and Vision

There’s more good news. Harding’s Master of Ministry is now available for online learning. The course is fully accredited. Students may accelerate the classwork by attending some classes at Harding, but online work is sufficient. Details are at this site. … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: The Birmingham-Southern Experience

One of the nation’s foremost liberal arts colleges is Birmingham-Southern College, affiliated with the Methodist Church. It’s a small school located in west Birmingham, with very high academic standards. A few years ago, it decided to give up NCAA Division … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: The Story of Smurf

I guess I need to explain myself. Here I am railing against our universities’ peculiar priorities, and I’ve not yet told you the story of Smurf. You see, a young man who grew up in my home (a friend of … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: Harding and Abilene Offer Free Ministry Training

For a while now, I’ve been complaining that our Christian universities burden our future ministers and missionaries with heavy tuition, while giving away free educations to athletes, who sometimes have no interest in the things of Jesus. It’s a strange … Continue reading

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How Our Universities Can Reunite the Church

I’m persuaded that the only institutions with the resources needed to restore some measure of unity to the Churches of Christ are our universities. I’ve driven to two of our universities to present these ideas in person. I’ve met some … Continue reading

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