Student pushing for Pepperdine University to ‘rethink’ their ‘Christian foundations’

The interior of Stauffer Chapel on Pepperdine's Malibu campus, built in 1973 (2019)
The interior of Stauffer Chapel on Pepperdine's Malibu campus, built in 1973 (2019)

A senior at Pepperdine University, Nicole Witt, recently published an op-ed in the Pepperdine University Graphic saying that the university should partake in some changes regarding their “Christian Foundations”.

The author states that the number of people who identify as being a Christian is declining.

According to the op-ed, Witt claims that “[t]he number of U.S. adults who described themselves as Christian when asked about their religion shrunk by 12% in the past 10 years”.

Witt also wrote, “a growing trend of religious skepticism rising in the U.S. leaves some Christian-affiliated schools with outdated structures and practices. In the coming years, Pepperdine should consider altering its policies that come with its Christian affiliation to improve the community and the experience among its students.”

So, if I’m understanding this correctly, since Christianity is decreasing in the U.S., we might as well call it quits and throw in the towel.

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