Christian University Research Paper

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A Christian university is a religion based education alternative to the secular or worldly education system. Christian universities may focus on key points such as morality, community service, and even finding oneself in a Christ -like community. However, like interpretations of the Bible, several universities translate these fundamental ideas in different ways. To further explain, a university that focuses on rigorous academics, such as Southern Methodist University, will lean towards academic excellence even if they are founded by a religious group while a liturgical university, such as the Southwestern Assemblies of God University, will focus on religious attributes, such as servitude. Overall, Christian universities may vary in interpretation,…show more content…
Christian institutions will not display attractions such as, parties, binge drinking, or even sexual contact in their recruiting tools. This is an obvious statement because Christian schools aim to provide a “Christ-centered education”; however, Christian students may face the possibility of being isolated from the outside world (Hunt). If students are true followers of Christ, then they must follow the disciples by going out into their communities to embrace the secular world. Christian teacher Angela Hunt has stated that Christian students may face the possibility of becoming monasticized, which is to become so engulfed by the Christian school and church program that they are cut off entirely from the rest of the world (Hunt).Christian students lose the intimacy of leading unbelievers in their community to Christ because they are shut in (Hunt). Christian education also numbs and narrows the children’s minds. Children may be taught to love Christ and to devote themselves to him, yet their meditation comes from routine and memorization and not religious zeal (Hunt). Bible classes require for students to memorize verses that the students may only study to make a grade (Hunt). On the other hand, a public school will force to students to commit to their religion because they are faced…show more content…
I will not have a Christian university as my top choice for a university, unless that university is a top educational powerhouse, such as John Hopkins University. I have a personal vendetta against some Christian universities because I want to be challenged by opposing world views. The opportunity to prove myself as the greatest against anyone of any religion would be one of the most important things to me. However, I still aim to glorify
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