LTRP Note: While we wish we could share with our readers which school this letter is referring to, we cannot because the potential for this student getting into trouble is high if his/her identity were disclosed. But we believe it is an important letter for our readers to have. We will say this, this university is considered a conservative evangelical school. Worth noting, this school has been on our Contemplative College list for a number of years. The things happening at this school today (some of which are indicated below) are common among Christian schools that promote contemplative spirituality. Creation, the Word of God, homosexuality – these are all issues that are compromised when in such an environment.
Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Because we have been so helped by your blog, I wanted to tell you our first hand experience with ___________ [Christian] University.
Our son/daughter is attending [Christian] University. He/she had been leaning towards overseas missions but honestly after seeing the condition of this generation at “Christian” universities and within the church in general he/she has begun to feel that God will use him/her to battle the enemy right here. It is so heartbreaking that the vast majority of students do not have any discernment or enough scriptural knowledge to know that they are being led astray by “Christian” professors at “Christian” schools.
The [Spiritual Formation] program that was started several years ago had a required reading this year of [one of ] Scott Mcknight’s books. My son/daughter started reading this and immediately felt that is was, at its core, heretical. . . . I and other people who know the president felt sure he would not allow this into the university but after my son/daughter’s experience and finding disheartening and eye opening information on your blog I know this isn’t the case”.
My son/daughter has a __________ professor named _________ who started off the year telling the class that he does not believe in total inerrancy of Scripture. This was followed later with sharing that he did not believe in a literal 7 day creation. [Recently] professor _______ invited a homosexual . . . to address the class on why Scripture supports his view. . . .
I think it is accurate to say that once they start teaching students that Scripture is not without error and there are no absolutes then this opens the door to teaching them any number of heretical philosophies and false doctrines. This IS happening right now in schools where parents think their children are “safe.”
You are right on the mark with your research and information so far.
Thank you for all you are sharing.
[A concerned parent]