Re: Phil Johnson on Focus on the Family

Moorad Alexanian (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:06:34 -0400

As I indicated in a previous post my comments have to do with non Christian
universities. I have had no experience whatsoever in a Christian college or
university. In fact, I do not think I would like to be in a Christian
college or university. I am very much in opposition of denominations. When
someone asks me about my faith I say that I am a Christian. No one
questions the integrity of other Christians. However, I do know that
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. were all Christian schools at one time.

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From: Allan Harvey <>
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Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Phil Johnson on Focus on the Family

>At 03:15 PM 4/27/99 -0400, Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>> ... I do believe that tenure and promotions in most universities are
>>based on certain intangibles as, for instance, your faith and how strongly
>>you show it. I think Johnson is right! Let us face it university faculties
>>are composed mostly of liberals and radicals. Where does a Christian fit
>>such a system?
>Without dealing with other issues, let me quickly point out that the
>comment by Johnson which started this thread was with regard to
>scientists *in Christian colleges and universities*. So, at least for
>that set of people, showing one's faith would presumably not be a
>negative for tenure and promotion, and Moorad's comments would not apply.
> If you say Johnson is right, you are saying that many of our brothers
>and sisters on the faculties at Wheaton, Calvin, etc., are seriously
>lacking in integrity. I hope you do not mean to say that.
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