Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is referenced in an article about how Christian colleges are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. It was published yesterday at christianitytoday.com. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Christian Colleges: God Wants You to Wear a Mask to Class
At Christian colleges across the country, incoming students pledge to comply with biblical standards for belief and behavior. This year, the appeals to love your neighbor and advance God’s mission have been applied to public health guidelines too, as schools ask students to promise to disinfect their dorm rooms, limit social interactions, and wear masks to class.
While all colleges reopening for in-person classes have issued new policies around the coronavirus, and several Ivy League institutions have similarly developed “social contracts,” the standard health precautions take on a spiritual significance at evangelical schools. The now-familiar instructions are framed by Christian values and lines from Scripture. … Grace College and Seminary referenced Hebrews 10:23 in a section about attitudes toward the pandemic: “I will remain hopeful and prayerful that these temporary methods will allow us to accomplish our longstanding mission and carry out our ways of Grace.”
… Despite concerns that the pandemic would lead freshman to defer a year, many evangelical campuses aren’t going to feel empty this fall. Dordt and Milligan University told CT enrollment is at or above average, and Grace in Indiana is welcoming a record-breaking freshman class.
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