We live in a world that needs to be redeemed for Christ, and alumni from Biblical seem to be doing a pretty good job at engaging the culture and taking risks for the gospel.

In case you need to be convinced that the world is chipping away at Christianity right under our noses, you need only look at the education that the next generations are receiving. Not only is it what they are learning (and that can be discouraging enough); it’s also about what they are not learning.  I have a great example for you.

A Biblical Seminary trained pastor (a Biblical MDiv in hand and a Biblical DMin in the works) with a missional heart for finding a way to serve the local community applied to teach a course which seemed to be in the ballpark of similar courses being offered the at the public community college. Below is his recent facebook posting on the response to his course suggestion:

“Yesterday I was told my submission for a class proposal (Christianity Explored) was denied because the community college did not want to promote any form of religious doctrine in their continued education program. This is what they are currently offering (no joke): Astrology, Buddhism for Atheists, The Mystery of Reincarnation, Healing Meditation for Body-Mind-Spirit, Understanding the Mayan Calendar, The Case for Ghosts, In Search of Atlantis, and Mysticism (actual course titles).”

Yes, my head is shaking, too.

Pam Smith was the Vice President for Student Advancement at Biblical Seminary and still instructs in our counseling program in the areas of career and coaching.


+1 # Pamela Smith 2012-01-24 12:23
UPDATE: Since this blog was posted the pastor mentioned secured a meeting with the school leadership, and through what I am sure was a careful and missional approach, received an apology and was offered the opportunity to teach not just one, but two courses on the topic.
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