“I remember an incident back in 1973. I went into the office of the
president of a tiny Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, to
discuss the possibility of getting a job teaching economics. I had not
made a formal appointment, so I was happy to have gained the opportunity
to speak with him. He said that the college did not need
any economics courses. The campus is next door to the University of
Oregon. “If a student thinks he needs a course in economics, we just
send him over to the University to take it.” He told me that this was
the college’s policy in most of the social sciences, except for anthropology.
He was a wise man, given his acceptance of the myth of neutrality.
Most of his empire-building peers who operate struggling little
Christian colleges are almost bankrupting their schools to hire
Ph.D.-holding intellectual humanists (who may attend church) to
teach the very same courses that the University of Oregon offered.
No need to spend money on warmed-over, baptized humanism: go
straight to the source. Go next door and take your economics courses
from the Keynesians at the University. Let the University hire the
faculty, buy the library books, and worry about budget deficits. Let
the college concentrate on the courses that are exclusively Christian,
such as missions, evangelism, and how to run a church. If the
students think they need “secular” courses, let them get their secularism
from the certified humanists, at tax-subsidized tuition levels.
Why drain the funds of the kingdom – the “Christian courses” – by
importing third-rate humanists to teach the students? The president
of the college never said any of this, of course, but there is no doubt
in my mind that he was operating in terms of a world-and-life view
similar to what I have described. So do Christian college presidents
everywhere. The difference is only that he was close enough to a
state university, and smart enough, to make use of its humanistic opportunities.
The students who took the college’s advice and enrolled
part-time at the University probably did not corrupt themselves
intellectually any more than the thousands of students in Christian
colleges do, five days a week, when they take classes in baptized
humanism. If anything, the Christian student at a state university
might be more alert to humanist propaganda than the student in a
“Christian’s” classroom. He knows he is getting his humanism
straight. The student at the Christian college doesn’t.”
The Dominion Covenant: Genesis, pp. 240-241, Dr. Gary North