Higher Education
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Oozing my religion

News | Decline seeps at once-Christian colleges; Jeffress conflates border debate with Revelation
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/15/19, 02:19 pm

A Whirled Views roundup of U.S. religious news and views.

Un-great awakening 

The spiritual decline of many colleges and universities with religious beginnings isn’t a new development, but I was reminded of it again when I wrote about pro-life efforts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

The university has been independent from the Methodist Church since 1937, but it still bears the name of John Wesley—one of founders of Methodism and an important figure in the Great Awakening. 

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Calling Professor Corey

Higher Education | What was once satirical nonsense is now standard academic fare
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/20/18, 01:27 pm

Not the least of the pleasures you missed if you are a millennial or a Gen Xer is “Professor” Irwin Corey, “World’s Foremost Authority.” And that is how he was introduced—on Mike Douglas’ daytime show in the 1960s, on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show in the ’80s, and until old age. He died at 102 and required less and less of a studied stoop and unkempt hair for his shtick as the rambling academic on the interview circuit.

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The fortnight that was

News analysis | Death, arrogance, grace, and taxes
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/20/18, 10:35 am

In 1861 and 1865 war surged to Virginia farmer Wilmer McLean’s front doors. In 2017 and 2018, mass shootings rocked pastor Jim Crews’ communities.

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