"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Christianity Today Eye on Baylor. . . Again.

CT cuts in with a quick blip on the Baylor story as the Regents gather. Check it out here. If you want a lot of overview material just search our website for Baylor.

7 comments:

E.B. Crow said...

My favorite quote from the article in CT is: We largely agree that the Christian character of this university is its greatest asset.

Two things:
1. "largely" does not mean "completely," and therefore can assume that Underwood is not 100% convinced this is the greatest asset, and;
2. Christian character is not the same as Christian faith. Underwood seems to be saying that being a historially Christian University (akin to Yale, Princeton, Brown, etc.) that emphasizes morals (though I would question how he would do even this) is enough.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out and which side wins.

Daniel said...

"It will be interesting to see how this plays out and which side wins."

For those of us pursuing graduate degrees at Baylor, substitute "torturous" for "interesting." Are people going to look at my degree five years from now and say, "Oh, you're one of those?"

It is not encouraging in the least that CT now has a "Battle for Baylor" page: link.

Hunter Baker said...

Daniel, they've had that for months. They put it away every now and then, but they bring it back when things get hot!

E.B. Crow said...

Daniel, I appreciate your situation. I was merely speaking from an outside perspective, but I believe it is interesting. Sometimes interesting and torturous can be synonymous.

I believe the students can play a very large role in this if they figure out how to make their voice known.

Daniel said...

I wasn't trying to admonish you, E.B. Just making the point.

RE: Students playing a large role. I used to think that too. I'm beginning to think otherwise. It's the "finding a way to make their voice heard" that is tricky. And besides, we're here for the education, not to fight a war for the heart and soul of a university.

Hunter Baker said...

You know, Daniel, from a consumer perspective that's completely true. Spiritually speaking, it's bunk. I dig you, anyway, though bro.

Daniel said...

Hey, I'm not ashamed to admit that I tend to be kind of mercenary when it comes to my education. =)