Nobody can question that the world has changed dramatically over the last 15 years or so. All the previous preconceptions about the institutions upon which we can rely must be thrown out the window.
Jon Harris has a very interesting article over at Truthscript that attempts to identify those seminaries and colleges that have not become corrupted with all that has transpired during recent years. He links to an article that demonstrates that more than one-half of Southern Baptist universities have “infrastructures” for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
Here are some of Harris’ comments:
I do not want to discourage conservatives more than they already are, but the reality is this: the problems associated with a DEI office are merely the tip of the iceberg.
For years, under the noses of many parents, Christian educators introduced ideas that undermined the very Christianity they claimed to be committed to in most secondary-level Christian institutions. I was surprised when I encountered ideas supporting Darwinism, social justice, and liberation theology when attending a Southern Baptist seminary. I saw first-hand how seminary could serve as an off-ramp from the Christian faith altogether.
Unfortunately, the compromises taking place are relatively hidden from potential students and their parents…
The seminary I graduated from certainly knew how to put on a good show for parents. All of this made me somewhat cynical around 2017. Since 2020, half the country now shares my cynicism.
In our region, Harris recommends Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia; Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; and Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte. He gives an honorable mention to Crown College in Knoxville, Tennessee; Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.
He particularly takes note of the fact that Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte goes out of its away to state in its promotional materials that it rejects all the “woke” social justice teachings. The following video is found on its website as an example: