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Back when I was a Ph.D. student at Baylor University, I became interested in and wrote about the controversy at the school over the presidency and vision of Robert Sloan. He intended to turn Baylor into the only comprehensive research institution among faithfully Protestant universities. Those articles appeared here, at National Review Online, and at Christianity Today.
Sloan was ultimately forced out because he was unable to tame massive protests from older faculty and constant assault from some alumni. Despite his resignation, Baylor still purports to follow the Baylor 2012 vision that was the centerpiece of his presidency. I now have the privilege of working for him at Houston Baptist University.
Last week, Baylor fired Sloan’s successor and offered similar reasons about division on campus.
On another note, one of Sloan’s primary alumni tormentors was sentenced to 20 years for investment fraud of senior citizens last month.
My advice to the board: Find your horse, the one you really want. Back him. Close your ears for five years.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?