The *Believe Me* Book Tour is Coming to Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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On October 2, 2018 I will be speaking about Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.  The event will take place at 12 noon in the Pirsig/DeBryn Chapel of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary at Cornerstone University.  I hope to see you there!

4 thoughts on “The *Believe Me* Book Tour is Coming to Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  1. I have no direct experience with Cornerstone University but in these days of intolerance at the American academy, it appears that Cornerstone is taking a stand for academic freedom. Specially, a conservative college is hosting the author of a book with liberal sentiments. Assuredly, some of our left-of-center academic institutions could take a lesson from Cornerstone. We all know of the riots, disruptions, and cancellations which have occurred when conservatives have attempted to speak at places like Berkeley.

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    • James: Thanks for the comment. I am not sure I would define my visit to Cornerstone as a “liberal” coming to a conservative institution. While Cornerstone is certainly conservative theologically, I imagine that one might find many anti-Trumpers (but not necessarily pro-Hillary) on the faculty and in the student body. I share a lot of school’s evangelical faith, although I have no doubt I will not please everyone.

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  2. As a Cornerstone alum, I’m delighted to hear you are speaking there.
    Also as a CU alum, I’m kinda surprised. CU is very conservative. Recently, Cornerstone joined forces with the right-wing Alliance Defending Freedom in one of the many ACA lawsuits, and won the case. As an alum I was a bit appalled that my school was taking definitive sides in the culture wars, and more specifically, was allowing itself to be used as a prop in the ongoing assault on much-needed health insurance reform.
    I trust your time at CU leads to a respectful exchange of ideas and that the CU community will be open to your insights on culture and politics.
    Link: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/06/13/cornerstone-university-abortion-pill-lawsuit/698548002/

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    • Thanks, Rick. I know of Cornerstone’s conservative background and I imagine it remains that way in many respects. I also think it is fair to say that at most evangelical college–even conservative ones like Cornerstone–you will find large number of anti-Trumpers. I see Cornerstone as a place that is probably more open to someone like me than, say, a Cedarville. Both schools have a shared history in the General Association of Regular Baptists.

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