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Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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When Higher Education Is Neither: Why Should I Earn a Degree?

January 9, 2012 8:51 AM

I recently found myself at a dining table full of accomplished acquaintances, and the conversation wandered to the subject of alma maters. “Where did you go to college, Michelle?” I hesitated before answering: “I didn’t finish college.” Among the highly...

A Woman's Place in Christian Higher Ed

October 4, 2011 10:03 AM

Spiritual writer Frederick Buechner once defined calling as the place where a person’s “greatest passion meets the world's greatest need.” But what of a person’s leadership? This summer, researchers in Christian higher education surveyed 16 top leaders at Council for...

Welcoming Doubt to Christian Education

September 16, 2011 8:43 AM

I started school at age 5 and never left once. My formal education was entirely secular: public schools, then a private college, followed by graduate school at a state university. My teaching career began in Sunday school, continued in a...

Adderall Arrives at Christian Colleges

August 29, 2011 11:53 AM

Like any university campus, Christian colleges/universities have their share of students who abuse street drugs. But in my work with Christian college students over the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse. One of...

Why I Envy Young Nuns

September 22, 2010 8:10 AM

I have a vinyl sticker on the back window of my car that reads, JESUS INSIDE. It's an effective conversation starter because it frequently invites teasing: “So, where does Jesus sit?” “Hey, did you know Jesus is inside your parked...

The 'D Word' at U.S. Christian Colleges

July 6, 2010 9:35 AM

When Carmille Akande, a dean at Cedarville University, and I stepped into the Duke Gardens for the opening reception of Duke Divinity School’s Summer Institute — a project of Duke’s Center for Reconciliation — we sensed we were on holy...

Female and Athletic: College Basketball's Gender Dilemma

April 23, 2010 10:10 AM

What seemed like a simple statement about family togetherness has become a lightning rod in the world of Division I women’s college basketball. Robin Pingeton, the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Missouri, said in her first press...

Learning from the Cornell Suicides

March 26, 2010 10:15 AM

The public image of Cornell University, the Ithaca, New York, Ivy League school, changed drastically this month when news broke that a third student in one month had committed suicide by jumping from Cornell’s famed gorges, following three other...

Mixed-Gender Housing, and Mixed-Gender Friendship

March 25, 2010 11:06 AM

Should men and women room together at college? Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that close to 50 campuses across the U.S. permit those of the opposite sex to room together in what's being called "gender-neutral housing." According to...

Stanton Jones, CedarvilleOUT Come to Campus

November 13, 2009 10:04 AM

Last spring, John* asked if we could meet at the Hive, our college campus snack shop. After a bit of small talk, he confided, “My friends said that you’re someone I’d feel safe talking to. And this is what I...

In the Loop: Down syndrome abortions on the rise

October 29, 2009 10:20 AM

In Britain, Down syndrome abortions are on the rise According to a recent study, around nine in ten British women who are told they are going to have a baby with Down syndrome decide to terminate the pregnancy, resulting in...

The Goal in Mind

October 23, 2009 10:40 AM

The University of Minnesota apologized on behalf of its Goldy Gopher mascot for making fun of a prayerful opposing player last weekend. A YouTube video shows the Penn State defensive end Jerome Hayes kneeling in prayer and the mascot taking...

Breadwinning Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads

July 8, 2009 8:57 AM

While most moms were celebrating Mother's Day this spring with a family of three or four, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, resident Tiffany Kriner celebrated a graduation ceremony with thousands of college students. Kriner, 31, an English professor at Wheaton College, has...

Liberty University and the Liberty to Dissent

July 1, 2009 8:51 AM

Last month, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, revoked its official recognition of the student Democratic group on campus, saying that the Democratic Party platform conflicted with the university's Christian principles. Following purported complaints from trustees, parents, and (perhaps most significantly)...

Elizabeth Lev Defends Mom's Decision to Turn Down Notre Dame

April 29, 2009 3:14 PM

Politics Daily contributor Elizabeth Lev fired a smart defense this morning of Mary Ann Glendon's refusal to accept Notre Dame's Laetare Medal and to speak alongside President Obama at the school's May 17 commencement ceremony. Glendon sent a letter...


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