- - Friday, January 1, 2016

(1) Master’s College withdraws from CCCU over issues of doctrine (PJ Media)

Dr. John MacArthur, president of The Master’s College, announced in an email that the school had withdrawn from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) over issues of doctrine.

We have increasing concerns about the direction of the CCCU, given that the vast majority of member schools do not accept the Genesis account of creation or the inerrancy of Scripture. Two former CCCU schools have demonstrated that opinions are also shifting away from the Bible’s teaching on marriage and sexuality. There are likely other member institutions that are not faithful to the biblical position. The CCCU’s willingness to offer affiliate status to these two schools and the affirmation of 75 percent of member college presidents, raises serious questions as to whether the organization still holds to biblical Christianity.

Read the entirety of MacArthur’s email here.

(2) Dick Bott Receives Dred Scott Freedom Award for Religious Broadcasting ***My friend Dick Bott was a racial-reconciliation pioneer long before that was anything that got recognized. Here, he got recognized. He also helped found the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), which helped secure broadcasting rights for Christian radio programming in a day when you couldn’t take that for granted.

(3) Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever (Deadspin) ***I’ve never heard this story from 1967, where an organizer of the Boston Marathon—which only had about 1,000 participants at the time—tried to forcibly stop the first woman to compete in the race. Amazing.

(4) Christianity Today’sTop 20 Most-Read CT Articles of 2015

(5)  Cruz spokesman: ‘A little confused’ by Trump’s evangelicals comment (Washington Times)

A spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz said he’s a little confused by GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s remarks to an Iowa crowd this week that “not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba.” “I’m a little confused by it — I’m not sure what it means,” spokesman Rick Tyler said on CNN this week. “Does it mean if you’re a Cuban you can’t be an evangelical or if you’re an evangelical you can’t be a Cuban? I can’t make any sense of it. At a campaign event Tuesday in Iowa, Mr. Trump had said: “Just remember this — you gotta remember, in all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba, OK?” “He’s Cuban and he is an evangelical,” Mr. Tyler said of the Texas senator, in the clip flagged by Mediaite. “His father was saved by a Baptist minister and he became a Baptist and grew up in a Baptist church, so that’s how he became an evangelical.”

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