The Most Prestigious Christian Colleges

Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University

I’ve been very pleased with the reception of the Faith on View Christian College Rankings. Several colleges have shared the findings and there have been almost 40,000 views on this site related to the rankings. I know for some sites that is peanuts but for this site that is some pretty good traffic.

There are four categories that go into the overall ranking score for “most prestigious Christian colleges” : Reputation; Student Success and Satisfaction; Faculty Resources; and Student Selectivity. I’ve planned for a while to post the leaders in each category but it fell into the cracks. I recently received an e-mail saying it would be great to sort the rankings by the separate categories. That is a bit of an arduous project and I am not sure how helpful it would be especially at the lower end of the rankings. But, I do think it would be helpful to list the top performers in each category. So, over the next few days I will be posting the top twenty in each category after which I will add those lists to the rankings page.

So here are the twenty top scoring schools when it comes to their reputation score:

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Five Evangelical Christs: Edward Knippers (Part 4)

The Sacrifice by Edward Knippers
Edward Knippers, The Sacrifice, 1986, oil on panel, 16′ x 11′ irregular

If you are new to this series you may want to go back to Part 1 to better understand the project I am undertaking.

Edward Kinppers is the first contemporary artists I am looking at in this series. For several decades, Knippers has been among the most prominent evangelical artists in the United States. But, during his career he has also been a controversial figure. In 1983, Knippers began working exclusively with images of Biblical scenes. These scenes have been painted with all participating figures in the nude. The nudity in Knippers work has been cause for attacks against his work on several occasions. When Knippers exhibited his work at Huntington College the College administration in the face of protests reluctantly closed the exhibition. When his work was exhibited at Covenant College the it was actually slashed by a vandal who claimed that Knipper’s work “made the Old and New Testaments into a nudist colony.” Within the secular art world his work has also been castigated for being too Biblical. 

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The Evangelical prosperity gospel

bell in church steeple

Christian rapper Shai Linne has released a new song about the ‘prosperity’ gospel taught by several very popular teachers that has gotten some attention both positive and negative. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/86513196″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   …

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Top Christian Colleges

Erskine College

I discovered that there were previously no rankings of Christian Colleges in the United States. As someone who is very interested  in Christian Higher Education, I saw this as a real gap. As a result, …

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Politics and the bride of Christ.

  Every once in a while you run across an article where all you can you is node approvingly and say “Amen.”  7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics by Bryan Roberts is one such article. …

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John Fea: Shot by Culture Warriors

John Fea sitting on a rock at the edge of a small river

I ran across this story about John Fea this morning and I find it truly disturbing. Fea is a history professor and Department Chair at Messiah College who recently made the cardinal sin of saying …

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Where is the gospel in our politics?

Woman holding a sign talking about her healthcare needs and how Obamacare helped her.

I know a guy who is a really nice college student. He is personable, gentle, and loving. However, like so many Christians today his political rhetoric seems devoid of the compassion he exhibits in his …

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