Friends in Circuits 4 & 19,
In our usual Tuesday morning coffee conversation, a number of us were discussing the tragic case of Concordia University Portland’s impending closure. In connection with that conversation, I mentioned several articles I’ve found which seem to put this in a bit of a larger context. I commend them to you all for your consideration. Perhaps we can discuss it somewhat at Winkel in March. These are, of course, entirely the responsibility of the authors.
- Dawn Of The Dead: For Hundreds Of The Nation’s Private Colleges, It’s Merge Or Perish
- Will Half Of All Colleges Really Close In The Next Decade?
- Warning signs of Concordia University Portland’s closure, which now stretches across states, higher education and Lutheran Synod
- Should we be surprised Concordia University is closing? Maybe not.
- A Lutheran college in Portland will close after the spring 2020 semester
- Concordia gained thousands of new students — and a federal inquiry
- Did Concordia get shut down because it was too progressive on gay rights?
And this one, by former LCMS CUP professor, Dr. Matthew Becker:
I’m sure there are other perspectives as well. If you have any other articles or editorials that you think would be beneficial for us in understanding all of this, send them my way and I will do my best to work on making a follow up article to this one.
Todd A. Peperkorn, STM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church