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College Students Walking Away from Church

November 26, 2014

Why are college students walking away from church? Why do so many of our brightest young people never return to the church or come back with battle scars after their college experience?

Thomas White, President of Cedarville University, considered those questions and offered helpful perspectives for parents in a short video shared in today's Parent Prep post. Watch now!

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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Spiritual Growth

Why is Teaching Creation Important at a Christian College?

November 21, 2014

When it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of Creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. 

So, why is it important for a Christian college to teach Creation? 

Dr. John H. Whitmore, Professor of Geology in Cedarville's Department of Science and Mathematics, shares five reasons in today's Parent Prep post. 
 

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Posted in Academics Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

A University's Doctrinal Statement: How Important Is It?

October 13, 2014

Like your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. Have questions about what you read? This is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

Photo of Dr. Jason LeeTwo years ago we conducted a study related to parents' use of the Cedarville University website. We made an interesting -- and candidly, unexpected -- finding. Parents were more likely to search terms related to the University's doctrinal commitments and focus on spiritual growth than any other topics. 

In today's post, Dr. Jason Lee, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Cedarville, provides insight about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs our approach to Christ-centered higher education. Read the the full post here.

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Posted in Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Academics Spiritual Growth

Religious Freedom Summit Available via Live Stream

October 8, 2014

Religious Freedom SummitThis Thursday and Friday, Cedarville University welcomes some of our nation's top Christian thinkers to campus for the Religious Freedom Summit. Faculty, staff, students, and many guests will have the opportunity to attend this important event and be challenged to engage critical issues of religious liberty in our country and abroad. We want to invite you to join the Summit as well!

Because we feel this summit is so important, we are making it available through live stream to those unable to attend the conference in person. The live stream can be accessed on October 9 and 10 at our Religious Freedom Summit website. Check out the Summit schedule and make plans to join us via live stream this Thursday and Friday.  

Posted in Spiritual Growth Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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