Inclusion Has Its Limits

I sat opposite from the student life director and listened to her concerns about our governing documents. The student ministry of our church had filed for status as a student organization at Florida State, and they were making sure everything was in order. The process required that we put in a statement that all students…

Free Speech For All, Or Free Speech For None

The images from the campus of UC Berkeley were shocking. Young people dressed completely in black causing more than $100,000 in damage to the campus and surrounding businesses. The cause? A protest, apparently highjacked by a few, over the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak by a student group. Berkeley has long been the seedbed…

When Society Awakens to the Reality of Truth

Post-truth. Alternative facts. Fake news. These concepts have dominated much of our cultural conversation over the past few months. This problem is not one that affects only one political party. Fake news sites exist across the political spectrum and politicians on both sides of the aisle often play fast and loose with the facts. Let’s…

When Universities Worship at the Altar of Sports

Bowl season began Saturday! While most Americans probably didn’t care enough to watch NC Central vs. Grambling State in the AFR Celebration Bowl, this represents a pinnacle of the football program’s earning potential. In reality, the proliferation of bowls is a senseless cash grab. As college sports has grown, universities have become engrossed in semi-professional sports….