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So far Phil Mitchell has created 21 blog entries.

Anti-intellectual threat in academe isn’t from the right

By |November 18th, 2015|

“Dear Professor: Is this course going to challenge my faith and make me feel uncomfortable?” While this is not a direct quote from one of Whitney Cox’s students at the University of Houston, it is the paraphrase that Cox used […]

Why not gay marriage? Here’s why not

By |November 2nd, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) In my thirty-five years of college teaching I have been asked scores of times, “What do you think about gay marriage?” In this post I would like to give a […]

The next genocide?

By |September 29th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, ’76 Contributor) Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University adds new apocalypticism to the old in his op-ed in the New York Times.

Today we think of the holocaust as “some dark apex of […]

Homosexuality: What the Bible says

By |September 4th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)     This is a tough time to be a Bible-believing Christian. Not only do people disagree with us—which they have done for a long time. Now we are called mindless bigots, and as one of our orthodox Jewish […]

Gay affirmation is now America’s state religion

By |August 20th, 2015|

(CCU Faculty) Now that Anthony Kennedy has decided to jettison the cultural precedent of thousands of years and affirm the right of gay men and women to get married we need to look at where this is taking us. In this blog let’s just look at step one. […]

Intellectual diversity endangered or extinct on most campuses

By |August 18th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Honorable Members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents: I have been informed of your concern about the lack of intellectual diversity at CU and am responding with insights gained from my own experiences. […]

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

By |July 26th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine […]

Letter to a cadet: How Christianity sparked Western civilization

By |July 5th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty)  This is from a letter I wrote to a young friend from my church, now a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point.  Dear Arthur: You mentioned that your history professor at West Point downplays the role of Christianity in the development of Western culture. I would like to give a different view. […]

Sexual revolution is cultural suicide

By |May 18th, 2015|

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) It is astonishing the number of values we inherit from Western Christian culture but remain oblivious to their origins. Progressive/Leftists decry the mistreatment of women, apparently unaware that the equality […]

Yes, evangelicals do reject leftism. More power to them!

By |October 28th, 2011|

(CCU Faculty) In their recent New York Times op–ed, “The Evangelical Rejection of Reason,” Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens, former and current professors at Eastern Nazarene College, apologize to the Times’ readers for their Evangelical brethren. Their premise is that all thoughtful people believe in global warming and Darwinian evolution. Giberson and Stephens allege to Times readers that these Evangelicals: […]