From the June, 2004 issue of Touchstone
Pass-Fail 101 by Joel Tom Tate

Pass-Fail 101

Joel Tom Tate on Three Ways to Make or Break a Christian College

The college I attended as an undergraduate, like most Evangelical Christian liberal arts colleges, had what we considered a rival school. We were shamefully prone to casting aspersions on its spiritual state, hinting that it was barely a Christian college anymore. We felt, admittedly, some unwholesome delight at the failing of another school, but also a pride that we were among a dwindling handful who were true stewards of the Evangelical heritage of higher education.

The rumors and sleights were usually poorly founded and ill motivated, but there was something to them. Even students chafing at our school’s high expectations f . . .


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