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Second school leaves the CCCU

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan University joins Union University in withdrawing from the coalition of Christian colleges over the same-sex marriage issue
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/31/15, 12:34 pm

WASHINGTON—Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Monday became the second institution to withdraw from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) after two member schools changed their hiring policies to include same-sex couples.

“We believe in missional clarity and view the defense of the biblical definition of marriage as an issue of critical importance,” said Everett Piper, president of the Bartlesville, Okla., school. “The CCCU’s reluctance to make a swift decision sends a message of confusion rather than conviction.”

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Are deliberations damaging CCCU's witness?

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan President Everett Piper publicly questions the council’s convictions
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/24/15, 05:38 pm

WASHINGTON—As the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) continues to deliberate over the membership status of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College, one member president is taking his perspective public.

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Christian crossroads

Higher Education | Higher ed coalition begins to fragment over gay marriage
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) could be set to lose several of its 122 members. The reason: what critics are calling the CCCU’s lack of commitment to biblical marriage.

One university has already left. Officials at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., sent shock waves through Christian higher education when they announced the school’s withdrawal from the CCCU in early August. 

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