Court Upholds U. of California Admissions Requirements

A major case in the culture wars over Christian education has been decided.

“A federal judge on Friday rejected a claim that the University of California violates private Christian high schools’ freedom of speech and religion by not certifying certain courses for its college preparatory requirements.”

Those courses included some which used BJU Press textbooks, and I met some of the administrators from the Calvary Chapel school at the center of the controversy.

“While Judge S. James Otero sided with the university system over the constitutional challenge, a future trial will determine whether the course approval process was fairly applied to cases cited in the lawsuit.”

That means, I think, that the validity of BJU Press science textbooks may still be upheld. I don’t know whether or not that is likely.

Many lost people heap scorn on creationism. It is absolutely clear to them that faith and reason need to remain on their separate planets. They fulminate with secular indignation when faith wants to intrude.

But all truth is God’s truth. Faith and reason do not contradict each other in God’s mind because He doesn’t have to believe anything; His thinking determines reality. The unity of truth streams from God and guarantees that science rightly done will not contradict theology rightly done.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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