Educators across the country are grappling with a phenomenon that some say is increasingly taking hold among young adults.
The American Education Association has said the number of Christian students taking the SAT or ACT has tripled since the mid-1990s, with the number for young adults in general having nearly tripled since 2001.
The SAT test was created in 1965 and the ACT was created around the same time, and was introduced to help students prepare for college.
It was introduced with a simple, “yes” or “no” question: “Is this answer correct?”
Many colleges and universities offer “Christian studies” courses that include a religious component.
In these courses, students can explore topics like Christianity and the Bible.
But some schools and colleges are taking a different approach.
In one Christian study course, the professor asked students to read a passage from the Bible and compare it to their own experiences.
“What does the Bible say about God?” the professor said in a video clip posted to YouTube.
“Is it good, bad, or indifferent?”
Students were told that they were “pursuing Christian education,” according to the Associated Press.
But in another course, students were given a list of questions that they had to answer correctly.
One of the questions asked students how they could “become Christian.”
“What are the key questions that you would like to ask your Christian studies class?” the teacher asked students.
One of the students answered: “I believe in God and I love God.
I believe in Jesus Christ and I want to become a Christian.”
One of several Christian study courses in Pennsylvania, where Christian students are now under attack.
The AP/KABC-TV-TV21/AP fileA Christian study class at a school in New Jersey.AP fileThe AP/WBUR-TV, a television station in Virginia, also posted a video of a Christian study that was being offered at a private Catholic school in Washington state.
The video showed students being led through the Bible story of Christ in a classroom and asked to choose a specific character from the Old Testament.
“When you choose the character, tell us what you think about it,” the teacher said in the video.
“Tell us about the character.”
The students were then asked how they would respond to an event in the Bible, like Jesus’ crucifixion or the death of Jesus.
“We can all be Christian.
I would like for everyone in our class to say yes.
I don’t want them to think they have to say no,” the professor told students.
“But you don’t have to be afraid to say you are a Christian.
You can be a Christian without believing in Jesus.
I am going to tell you this: You are not a Christian if you are not willing to do that.”
The AP and other news outlets reported on the classes that were being offered, and the AP identified the professor by name in an article.
“I’m a Christian, and I’m not going to take you to church every Sunday,” he said in one of the videos, the AP reported.
The AP reported that the instructor was also in charge of the course, and that he was not affiliated with the school.
But the AP wrote that a spokesperson for the school said he was fired and that the school was not aware of any complaints.
“This is not something we’ve had a problem with before,” the spokesperson said in an email to the AP.
“We’re a public school.
We have a mission.
We teach to the needs of our students.”
The school also released a statement saying it was aware of the issue, and said it was “aware of the concerns expressed by students in the course and would be working with the students involved.”AP/WUSA9/Getty Images