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Civil war at a Christian college

Higher Education | Chronicling three sad years of conflict on the Bryan College campus
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/17/17, 10:01 am

A century ago the summer of 1917 was particularly discouraging for soldiers in the trenches. The European Civil War (also known as World War I) that began in August 1914 still had no end in sight.

It wasn’t clear who would win, but the death toll was growing and would be close to 10 million when the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918. William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson’s first secretary of state, resigned in 1915 when he could see Wilson edging the United States toward war and more death: Not on my watch, the Great Commoner declared.

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College reinstates suspended Christian student

Religion | A student’s conflict with a Muslim professor led to the disciplinary proceedings
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/31/17, 01:22 pm

UPDATE: Rollins College has reinstated Marshall Polston, the Christian student suspended last week over conflict with a Muslim professor. His attorney said he plans to return to school next week.

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Writing and bartending

Essay | Can the study of human nature in a saloon lead to proficient prose?
by John R. Erickson
Posted 3/11/17, 09:57 am

In 1967, during my second-year at Harvard Divinity School, I was heading toward a ministerial degree but also dabbling with the idea of becoming a famous novelist. I decided to apply for a spot in a two-semester course on fiction writing offered at Harvard College.

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