Realizing Our Mission

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President Jon S. Kulaga sets forth his vision for the University's future by examining higher education through the lens of Scripture in his six-part essay below. In response to challenges of thriving in a pluralistic culture, Kulaga articulates a missional course for the University that upholds the truth and reality of Jesus Christ. For a downloadable booklet click here.

 

Dr. Jon S. Kulaga, OCU President

"The effective integration of faith and learning places God at the center and gives the Christian student a lens with which to view the world. Lack of a Christian worldview in many colleges and universities has resulted in curricula in which faith is disconnected from virtually every academic discipline and seen as incongruent with serious scholarship, research, and teaching. Mature Christians know, however, that trying to fashion a philosophy founded on subjectively determined beliefs and concepts of reality leaves God outside of the person’s planning–and the person outside of God’s plan. This university provides students with a place to stand in understanding Jesus Christ is the perfect unity of reality and truth."

- Dr. Jon S. Kulaga

A Christ-Centered Education

Ohio Christian University has adopted a list of what it declares are its “Core Values”.  These values are meant to succinctly describe who we are–at a glance–and can be found above our guest parking signs on campus, on the banners hanging from light poles,... Read More

 

Truth Separated from Reality

The implications of the separation of reason from faith in the university curriculum has not been lost on the students on whom it is being practiced.  Today, we see a generation of young people who are no longer capable of articulating a biblical worldview. ... Read More

 

Community: The Context for Reunification

T. S. Eliot, in his work Christianity and Culture, claimed that “no religion can survive the judgment of history unless the best minds of its time have collaborated in its construction . . . the purpose of Christian education is to teach people to think in... Read More

Truth United with Reality

Consider how belonging to a community that believes in objective revealed truth is meaningless if it remains disconnected from the student’s personal experience.  What is needed is a concept of truth that is simultaneously objective in its authority (origin... Read More

 

The Integration of Faith and Learning

The context for learning that combines a Christian community of learners and a balanced approach to truth–both revealed and discovered–enables the student to enter into a specific discipline of study seeking the integration of faith and learning.  Where in... Read More

 

Engaging the Culture: The End Result

We turn our attention to the end result of a Christian liberal arts education—the graduate. What distinguishes a Christian education from a secular one?  What distinguishes the Christian graduate from the graduate with no spiritual moorings or direction? ... Read More

 

About OCU

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Every program is designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.