The most daring expression of dissent in Communist East Europe is probably the “flying universities” in five Polish cities, according to a recent Washington Post article.
At considerable risk, students—anywhere from 10 to 150 at a time—attend lectures held in crowded apartments.
The idea is to teach these Polish students about all elements of their country’s history, political evolution, and battle for independence, and facts totally excluded from the Moscow-oriented university courses that have marked the post-World War II era.
If Polish students are willing to take such a risk, American students might be willing, too. So why not start some flying Christian universities in this country? American students need to be taught about the heavenly kingdom, about the freedom man once had and lost. After all, Bible and theology, facts about the Christian faith and life have been totally excluded from the humanism-oriented courses that have marked American higher education for a century.
“Flying universities”: what a great name for such ad hoc lectures. I’m sure some married students would be willing to open up their apartments; they have little to lose at this point in their lives. Time, place, and subject of the lecture could be passed along the underground communication system.
Seminary professors could be smuggled into the cities and out again before the authorities became aware of their subversive activities. If one should be caught and imprisoned—well, we can cross that bridge when we come to it.
Look, I know this couple with an apartment over that seafood place in Harvard Square.…
The article “What About Divine Healing?” by Karin Michaelson in the September 8 issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY is interesting, ...1
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