Catholic Redeemer, Protestant Trinity

An Ecumenical Experiment in Education

by Jeremy Lott

Many conservative Protestant schools still have faith statements that effectively exclude not only non-Christians but also non-fundamentalist or non-Evangelical Christians. An administrator at Billy Graham’s alma mater, Wheaton College, was asked by sociologist Alan Wolfe what would happen to a faculty member who decided to “swim the Tiber.” According to Wolfe, the administrator indicated that said professor “would be asked if he would not be more comfortable elsewhere.”

Indeed, Wheaton boasts no Roman Catholics on staff and only a handful among its students. Such is the case at most Evangelical colleges and universities. . . .

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