The Best College for You?

It Depends on Your Curricular Personality Type

As anyone committed to Christian higher education will tell you, faith defines a Christian college's curriculum. But the inverse is also true: the curriculum defines the faith. In a profound sense, a curriculum is a confession—an expression of the beliefs and desires of an academic community.

Here lies a difficulty for prospective college students: they stand in line at a buffet of curricular models and philosophies, each of which presents a different vision of what it means to be educated. Even students considering only Christian schools face an array of options advanced in the name of Christian learning. On such a sea of choices, it can be hard to steer a steady course—hard not to be...


is Assistant Professor of English & Writing at Grove City College and has appeared in other digests of religious thought, including Touchstone and First Things. He and his wife Bethany have three children and attend Grace Anglican Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #44, Spring 2018 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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