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    • Ken Sublett (no login)
      Posted Jul 31, 2005 12:39 PM

        Lowry said he will aim to heighten the university's prestige and said Lipscomb will have to decide whether it wants "to remain a fairly regional school" or to "move beyond that, looking at a broader constituency of students from throughout the country."

        He said that he wants to grow the school's undergraduate body—currently about 2,500—to 3,500.

        "As I understand, currently about 70 percent of the students are from our church constituency, and about 30 percent of the students are from other [non-Church of Christ] faith traditions.

        "My sense is that those who do not share our particular heritage can still find an outstanding educational opportunity at Lipscomb, and we want them, if they're interested in a faith-based education, to consider us."

        He said he and the board very much intend to keep Lipscomb a religious school.

      Being semi-paranoid from all of the previous coded speech I worry about seeking a BROADER CONSTITUENCY. I don't see how you can attract a broader religious constituency without broading the faculty which is already so broad that it demonstrates no church of Christ depth.

      From comments on the board it seems that much of the faculty are clearly aligned with Rubel Shelly or the further-left Otter Creek group. Some are Presbyterians and have helped steal Smith Springs by infiltrating the eldership and letting David Lawrence inculcate the PCA cult mindset. The vague hope is that Flatt left because of enough conflict arising out of stacking the faculty with people who have facilitated the division.

      Here is one of the old research paper I did at the time since Donnie has brought us back. Of course, like a lawyer's clients defending a murderer does not make him a murderer. However, their thrust at the time was decidedly aimed at gaining a concensus tilted toward the change agenda. As I remember it Larry saw no consensus among the eldershipt at the time.

      As usual, I have added lots of extra "bird walks" to round out the Strauss promotion of the Purpose Driven Cult. Perhaps this was just the usual commercial effort and did not intend to recommend. However, you can read Sullivan's goals for yourself:

      http://www.piney.com/Strauss1.html
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    5 Godly Elders
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