Louisiana College has taken a strong and bold stand as we daily express our identity in terms of recognizing and affirming the foundational principles. upon which we were founded.
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 3:11 NIV
Over the last couple of years, and in anticipation of the celebration
of 100 years of Christian higher education, Louisiana College has taken
a strong and bold stand as we daily express our identity in terms of
recognizing and affirming the foundational principles upon which we
were founded. Our founding fathers established an institution of
higher education that would stand the test of time that would reflect
the principles upon which our Christian identity and Baptist heritage
would grow and prosper. Their wisdom and faith called for an
institution that acknowledges that true scholarship can only be found
within the context of Jesus Christ as central to all knowledge and
One of our newest faculty members, Jason Meyer, a tremendous scholar of
New Testament and Greek, put it this way, “Christian scholarship
compromises its distinctive calling and identity whenever it
consciously or unconsciously accepts the predominant secular philosophy
that advocates a divide between the “sacred” and the “secular.”
This philosophy constructs a chasm between the “beliefs” of religion
and the “facts” of science. They say that religious beliefs
belong in the private sphere of personal opinion, while only scientific
“truth” belongs in the public sphere. Thus, Christian scholars
are not compelled to deny their convictions as much as they are forced
to treat them as irrelevant while operating in the public sphere.
The world would have us believe that we produce second-class
scholarship if we bring God or our “beliefs” into the realm of facts.
Shall Christians cave in to this “consensus” that God doesn’t belong in
the realm of facts? Put the shoe on the other foot. The
biblical worldview states that “in Christ all things hold together”
(Col 1:17). How can any “Christian” approach that systematically
takes Christ out of the picture produce anything but a fragmented
understanding of reality that will eventually unravel before our very
eyes. Can the Christian scholar meaningfully speak of Christ’s
“Lordship,” if in fact Christ does not have anything to say about
nine-tenths of our life? A recent book by Nancy Pearcey reasserts the
distinctive Christian claim to possess Total Truth, not a random
collection of “truths.” Far from producing second-class
scholarship, Christian scholarship should be of the highest order
because the Christian has true academic freedom: access to all truth,
including the One who claims to be “the Truth” (John
What has adherence to our foundation done for Louisiana College?
Over 80 LC students made a personal commitment for Christ this semester;
Largest freshman class in five years – 307;
Named in 100 Best Buys in America, only LSU and LC named in Louisiana;
16 percent increase in financial receipts over last year;
President George Herbert Walker Bush will spend Homecoming Day, Oct. 26, with Louisiana College as a scholarship fundraiser; and
Faculty of the highest scholarship level and spiritual commitment
affirm Louisiana College and our Christian Commitment Statement.
Space won’t permit all of the blessings we are receiving daily.
Thank you for your prayers and support for your college, Louisiana
College. Be sure to be in attendance at the LC presentation at
the LBC in November for an unforgettable, never-before seen
presentation. You will never forget it!