I spend one day away from social media and the blogosphere and look what happens!
After a day in the archives here at George Washington’s Mount Vernon I returned to my room and learned that a school called Ecclesia College has opened the David Barton School of Political Science!
Over at Facebook my friend Christopher Jones got it right when he wrote: “I wondered what that sound I heard was. Turns out it was just John Fea‘s head exploding.”
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Here is a description of the program:
Ecclesia College is excited to announce the launch of the new David Barton School of Political Science. The school’s initial degree offering will be a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, beginning in the Fall of 2016, and available either on campus or online.
Our degree in Political Science prepares students for employment in politics, public administration, and public policy – careers that can allow you to influence the course of history. Build a foundation of knowledge in American politics while learning how to integrate your Christian faith into the public arena from faculty currently practicing in the profession. You will examine, analyze, and debate relevant issues in current affairs and policy-making through the lens of a biblical worldview. Complete your degree by applying your newly-developed understanding and skills with an internship in local or state government to gain hands-on exposure to policy-making and cultural development.
Until today, I had never heard of Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas. The Board of Regents include Christian singers Pat Boone and Twila Paris as well as writer and radio host Eric Metaxas.
The bright side: At least Ecclesia College did not open the David Barton School of History!