The Christian university has a unique ability to explore deep questions that is not possible in today’s polarized and value-free secular university. The support of Christians for President Trump, however, risks marginalizing the Christian voice in the public sphere by affiliating the faith with a polarizing political figure. Instead, the Christian university should provide the intellectual diversity and vigorous debate that is often lacking at secular institutions. This means serving as a true marketplace of ideas and reaffirming the importance of a religious voice in the public square.
The Christian University and the Search for Truth
Over 20 years ago, Richard John Neuhaus argued that the Christian University
attempts to articulate a “comprehensive account of reality” and to investigate “the…