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Letters to the Editor

Sept. 12, 1996

During my senior year in high school, I, along with most high school seniors, had to make a tough decision: where to go to college. As a Christian, I set out to find a Christian college or university that would give me a liberal education from the perspective of the Bible. Along with many other factors, I chose Baylor primarily because Baylor proclaimed that it was an unashamedly Christian university.

However, once I arrived I quickly found out that Baylor was not all that it propounded to be. In my four years at Baylor, I have only had a handful of classes taught from a Biblical perspective. Even the New Testament class that I had was taught from a largely skeptical point of view. Now I certainly was not seeking to spend all my classes only hearing 'Jesus loves you' and sitting around and singing 'Kumbaya.'

But I did expect to critically analyze life from a perspective centered in the Bible, the standard of rule and practice of Christianity, with directions on how to exalt Christ in every area of life.

I realize that I do not know all the circumstances and situations of all that has been going on, but I do know that I came to Baylor to get a Christian education and will be glad to see that education moving more and more in that direction.

And concerning all the wrongs that have been done, we have nothing to do but try to right those wrongs and to run to God for forgiveness through Christ. No one can stand before God on the merit of his or her character because we all do wrong. Before a holy God we can only depend on the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

Howard Davis

Accounting/Economics '97

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