Economic Diversity and Social Mobility at Christian Colleges

Back in November 2012 I wondered about the economic diversity of Christian and church-related colleges and universities. “While I’m glad to see more attention being given to the treatment of women and people of color on Christian college campuses,” I wrote, “it also makes me realize how little I’ve heard us talk about a third potential … More Economic Diversity and Social Mobility at Christian Colleges

Is the History Major Dominated by the Upper Middle Class?

Here are two top-five lists of college majors. What factor determines the ranking? Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1 English Education 2 History Psychology 3 Visual and Performing Arts Computer Science 4 Economics Medicine and Nursing 5 Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology On the left, the five college majors whose students come from families with the lowest mean household income; … More Is the History Major Dominated by the Upper Middle Class?

“Beyond Multiethnic” Church – and Christian Colleges?

If we haven’t learned how to be a healing station for the people who are racially similar, then we’re never going to learn how to be a healing station for the people who are racially dissimilar. (Christena Cleveland) Even if it means that I don’t catch up on the reading in European and diplomatic history that I should … More “Beyond Multiethnic” Church – and Christian Colleges?

Final Thoughts on Social Class and Christian Colleges

A few stray observations that I couldn’t quite fit in to my earlier posts on social class at Christian colleges: Top 10 Lists Which evangelical colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) do best and worst according to Washington Monthly‘s social mobility index, discussed in yesterday’s post? Here are the … More Final Thoughts on Social Class and Christian Colleges

Social Class at Christian Colleges (part 2)

Does socioeconomic class, with vastly less fanfare than gender or race, present equally significant problems for learning communities centered on a Savior in whom there is no difference of class, gender, or race? As I wrote at the end of yesterday’s post, I was spurred to reflect on this by a Chronicle of Higher Education … More Social Class at Christian Colleges (part 2)

Social Class at Christian Colleges (part 1)

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28) Since I arrived at Bethel in 2003, the phrases “anti-racism” and “racial reconciliation” have been prominent in campus discourse. Bethel leaders had identified a “ministry of reconciliation” (in the … More Social Class at Christian Colleges (part 1)