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'Christian' College Gives Heave-Ho To Professor For Supporting LGBT People

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

So my old alma mater is getting rid of yet another tenured faculty member who doesn't bend to its narrow understanding of Christianity and dares to publicly support LGBT people.

Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Irene Monroe

A movement is afoot in state legislatures across the country to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.

School District Cuts Ties With Christian College Over Anti-Gay Request

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.02.2014 | College

A public school district in Massachusetts cut ties with Gordon College following the private Christian institution's request for the legal ability to ...

The Reaction To This Anti-Gay Hate Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.17.2014 | College

After Gordon College, a Christian institution near Boston, made a formal request for the legal ability to discriminate against gay applicants, the may...

Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up...

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not bein...

Christian College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.15.2014 | College

A regional accrediting agency has placed Gordon College, a Christian school near Boston, under review as the institution seeks the legal ability to di...

When Your Own College Wouldn't Want You Because You're Gay: Evangelical Leaders Ask for Right to Discriminate

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

After the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, conservative religionists tried seizing the opportunity to exclude people from their midst whose non-heterosexuality troubles them. The president of my own alma mater was one of them.

Leading (and Teaching) for the Common Good

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

The great thing about being a college president is that I get to connect with a much wider network of students than I did as a professor. The chance to work with students is what drew me to higher education in the first place. So this semester, I'm returning to the classroom to teach one of my favorite classes.

The Contrarian Approach to Commencement: Why I'm Giving the Speech

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

Perhaps we should step back and reexamine our criteria for commencement success. I believe forgoing a famous external speaker makes it possible to celebrate the day more fully, because it keeps the focus where it belongs.

Academic Memories as Milestones

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 04.26.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

College is not just an information dump; it provides experiences that give context, opportunities and a purpose to the knowledge gained.

Will Kerry Bring Faith to Foreign Policy?

Judd Birdsall | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Judd Birdsall

With more than 80 percent of the global population affiliated with a religion, Kerry's ability to engage religious issues and actors will be vital to the success of his diplomacy.

Living Generously

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 11.23.2012 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

What if today we realized what great potential is held in that dollar, that bright idea or that spare half-hour -- that talent we carry around -- and what if today we harnessed that potential to do something good?

The Top Peacemaker In The Science-Religion Wars

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Polkinghorne's entire life could be described as something of a double helix, with religion and science entwining, constantly make contact and often providing mutual support.

A New Leader For Evangelical Up-And-Comers

Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service WENHAM, Mass. (RNS) For the past decade, sociologist D. Michael Lindsay has been living the very phe...

Christian Colleges Struggle with Their Fine Art Programs

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

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.

Sarah Palin Will Never Be President -- Trust Me

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican Party is only a step away from becoming the fringe of the fringe -- and I speak as a former lifelong Republican who, up through the 2000 primary campaign supported McCain.