Jump directly to the content

C.S. Lewis College: We’re Not Dead Yet

Foundation still hopes for great books school, but admits it hasn't yet found the money.

"Everything is in place except money," C.S. Lewis Foundation founder and president Stan Mattson told Religion News Service last week about the plans to launch C.S. Lewis College at a Massachusetts campus built by evangelist D.L. Moody.

Mattson acknowledges that the foundation did not meet its December 31 goal by more than $3 million, but says its plans are far from dead.

There is still "a window of opportunity to raise the $10-15 million needed to be the sole recipient of the Northfield Campus," the foundation wrote on its website. "Be assured, we are pressing on towards this goal."

The campus in question is owned by the Green family, noted owners of the Hobby Lobby craft store chain as well one of the largest collections of biblical antiquities. The family is known for its giant gifts promoting Christian education and the Bible, including a $70 million donation that saved Oral Roberts University.

"If [the Green family] does gift the campus to another organization, and if, for one reason or another, collaboration with that organization should not prove mutually advantageous, the Foundation will … continue to seek to establish C.S. Lewis College at another appropriate location, preferably in the Five College area of Massachusetts," the foundation wrote.

Related Topics:Higher Education
Posted:February 27, 2012 at 4:17PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Politics
President Obama Cites Exodus on Immigration Reform: 'We Were Strangers Once Too'
(UPDATED) Reactions from Sam Rodriguez, Russell Moore, Jenny Yang, Noel Castellanos on Obama's motive vs. method.
Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
(UPDATED) Warren turns Vatican conference into 'revivalist meeting,' while Moore explains why marriage crosses theological boundaries.
Here's What Protestants in 18 Latin American Countries Believe and Practice
New Pew research identifies who evangelizes most and who believes the prosperity gospel, among many other topics.
Kenya Bans New Churches Amid 'Miracle-Faking Spree'
After TV exposé, attorney general seeks ways to rein in fake pastors.
Christianity Today
C.S. Lewis College: We’re Not Dead Yet