Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to. These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner. But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.
Right there, up in the pulpit, pretending to care about nothing so much as extending the love of Christ, is every encouragement any bully could ever need to viciously hound, beat to a pulp or push to suicide a desperately forlorn gay person.
If you imagine American Christianity as a 1950s city in the Midwest, Biola University would be its Central High. Biola is the sort of place where the Church Lady would have been head cheerleader. So you can imagine my surprise when, on the afternoon of May 9, I received this email.
Church-based colleges are engaged in a delicate balancing act: training young artists -- with all that that traditionally entails in terms of the freedom to challenge authority -- in an environment that puts religion above all else.