Working alongside a team directed by archaeologists from the Hebrew University and Liberty University, Criswell College professor Lamar Cooper assisted in the discovery and excavation of a cave at Qumran last month that represents a milestone in Dead Sea scrolls research. Ever since the last Dead Sea scroll cave was discovered in 1956, scholars have … Continue reading Longtime Criswell professor contributes to historic Dead Sea scrolls discovery
At Preview Day last fall, Ruby Loera walked in the doors of Criswell College with her daughter Vanessa, an incoming freshman. But that was not the first time she had been on campus. That story begins when she was a student in junior college more than 10 years ago and felt the Lord calling her … Continue reading ‘God led us here’: Graduate returns to school alongside her daughter
Earlier today the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom released a joint statement entitled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion” which was accompanied by a list of more than 75 signatories. The statement discourages the passage of sexual orientation and gender identity laws, which pose a threat to Christians seeking to … Continue reading Creamer Adds Name To Statement on Religious Liberty
Criswell College student Chris Blacknall died early Monday morning (Nov. 28) in Arlington. Blacknall, 32, was a biblical studies major from Duncanville, Tex. scheduled to graduate in May 2017.
Although details have not yet been released from the Tarrant County coroner’s office, according to preliminary police findings Blacknall apparently died from a medical condition.
“Chris was a bright, engaging young man who was well liked among both his peers and his professors,” said Criswell president Barry Creamer. “Our college is a close-knit community, and his sudden death leaves a mark on all of us.”
Criswell College received notification from the U.S. Department of Education last week that the school’s Title IX exemption request had been granted. Submitted in September of 2015, the request exempts the college from certain elements of Title IX, the civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in schools that receive federal funding.
Criswell is one of many evangelical schools that has sought exemption in light of the Obama administration’s 2014 reinterpretation of Title IX to include gender identity and sexual orientation.
According to Criswell president Barry Creamer, the government has put undue burden on colleges to seek exemption from a law that should not conflict with religious freedom.
“The government violates constitutionally protected religious liberties when it attempts to prevent a student from receiving federal funds to attend an institution in keeping with his or her religious beliefs,” Creamer said.
DALLAS–Criswell College’s new Bachelor of Science in Education degree was approved by the Texas Education Agency State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) this summer and more recently by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The 129-hour program is one of only two education degrees accredited by SBEC in 2016, and … Continue reading Criswell Education degree approved by TEA, SACS