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

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The Baylor Meme

is gaining momentum. The Hugh Hewitt-inspired blog Evangelical Outpost has picked up the story and run with it. I'm hoping some of the rest of the Hewittverse will kick in and do their part. No one should underestimate the importance of having at least one true research university giving serious consideration to the Christian perspective.

One negative point though is that commenters from other Christian colleges have knocked Baylor out of loyalty to their own schools. This is not a competition, guys and gals. Wheaton, Calvin College, etc. are not making any effort to reach research university and doctoral granting status. They've got their niche covered well, but we need this more comprehensive approach.

1 comment:

mw2 said...

I agree about putting down other institutions and liked your NRO article. Competition is natural, though often counter-productive, but I do wonder in what ways Baylor has brought some of the criticisms on itself by its aggressive faculty hiring policies from several Christian colleges (raiding?) in its early senior hires. That said, many of EO commenters may not have this in mind so it is probably just good old fashioned pettiness and insecurity.