Integrity Moments - Mar. 18, 2011


Deficient Discretion
By Rick Boxx
March 18, 2011

A professor in a human sexuality class at Northwestern University allowed a couple to demonstrate a live sexual encounter on stage. A rogue professor in a major university is not unheard of, but what was surprising was the response of the University.

According to the Wall Street Journal, their initial statement was “the university supports the efforts of its faculty to further the advancement of knowledge.” After a public outcry, the university reversed course and decided to launch an investigation.

We should hope that all leaders of acclaimed institutions would be endowed with wisdom and discernment.

Proverbs 8:12 teaches, “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.”

The management of Northwestern University revealed a lack of discretion in this matter. Let’s hope wisdom prevails in the future.

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Originally published March 18, 2011.