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Send kids to Dordt so the most basic of Christian doctrines can be corrupted!
Send kids to Dordt so the most basic of Christian doctrines can be corrupted!

In this essay a Dordt student, Lydia Marcus, writes about how she had believed in young-earth Creationism for most of her life. And that learning about evolution almost felt sinful. But that's what happened to her at Dordt College. "Early in the course, it became clear that zoology is deeply intertwined with the theory of evolution," she wrote. "I had not learned about evolution in school,...

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President Hoekstra duplicitous in his promotion of public school bond issue
President Hoekstra duplicitous in his promotion of public school bond issue

Dordt College mandates that its employees send their children to a Christian school. In the faculty handbook, it states “all full-time and proportional faculty members are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the mission of the college by enrolling their children… in Christian day schools.” Yet last week in the Sioux Center Shopper, an ad featured Dordt President Erik Hoekstra...

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Prodigal Love of God Conference Part II
Prodigal Love of God Conference Part II

We find it coincidental that the former chairman of Dordt’s Theology department, Dr. Benjamin Lappenga resigned late in the summer of 2018 for “personal reasons." We have to wonder if any of Dr. Lappenga’s personal reasons impact his theological and ethical training of Dordt students who took his classes? Does the Board of Trustees need to ‘look into any damage he may have taught? In...

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Liberal Dordt Board Trustee Member Helps Advance LGBT Agenda On Campus
Liberal Dordt Board Trustee Member Helps Advance LGBT Agenda On Campus

Liberal Dordt Board of Trustee member Richard Mouw, President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA is scheduled to be a leading speaker at a Dordt conference this coming April misleadingly named, The Prodigal Love of God. The Andreas Center at Dordt is hosting the event. The Andreas Center is directed by Dr. David Henreckson, a graduate of Doug Wilson’s New Saint Andrews...

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Dordt College requires apology from Creation-supporting prof, tight-lipped about LGBTQ promotion
Dordt College requires apology from Creation-supporting prof, tight-lipped about LGBTQ promotion

You can view this article from the Dordt Diamond regarding "misuse" of mass email. But note how the Creation-promoting professor was asked to apologize for a Biblical creation conference notice, yet Dordt administration made no apology for the use of the email system to promote LGBTQ interest. Dordt was very passive about finding out who facilitated the internal breach of their e-mail system...

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Hills URC, Byl expose Dordt science prof
Hills URC, Byl expose Dordt science prof

Dordt College biology professor Tony Jelsma was exposed by Hills United Reformed Church as a teacher of evolution at Reformed colleges. Jelsma, unfortunately, is just one of several people teaching evolution at Reformed colleges. This is what was written: "The issue doesn’t affect only Calvin. The Dordt College Biology Dept. employs Prof. Tony Jelsma, who is not shy about promoting views...

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PRI invites Hoekstra, Baart, Dordt board to respond to PRI Challenge
PRI invites Hoekstra, Baart, Dordt board to respond to PRI Challenge

PRI has learned from one of our five board members that Dordt is telling callers concerned about Aaron Baart’s unbiblical promotion of LGBT that Baart is being taken out of context. This matches with what president Erik Hoekstra has said in the past. Hoekstra has claimed Baart is being taken out of context and that Dordt should simply be given the benefit of the doubt. Dordt has not offered...

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Dordt College blasted for LGBT-promoting chaplain
Dordt College blasted for LGBT-promoting chaplain

In the past two days,  2,649 visitors have visited Progressive Reformation Iowa. Those visitors have accounted for 14,714 visits as of 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 19. Our story revealing Dordt dean of chapel Aaron Baart's support for a Dordt graduate marrying a same-sex partner has led to the most traffic ever on our website. Not only are people reading that story, but they are viewing many of our...

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Dordt President Hoekstra stands behind Aaron Baart’s radical LGBT positions
Dordt President Hoekstra stands behind Aaron Baart’s radical LGBT positions

Erik Hoekstra, Dordt College president, announced in October of 2017 that the Dordt College board of trustees and cabinet level administration exonerated Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart of all 12 false teaching charges. Hoekstra said this in a letter he sent to 56 local CRC pastors that he calls ministry partners.  This means, according to Dr. Hoekstra’s letter, he, the Dordt board of trustees...

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Dordt Dean of Chapel Baart gives ‘thumbs up’ to same-sex wedding
Dordt Dean of Chapel Baart gives ‘thumbs up’ to same-sex wedding

We have already shown how Dordt dean of chapel Aaron Baart would have Christians be at the very front of the gay pride parade, because this "sounds a lot like Jesus." Dordt president Erik Hoekstra has defended Baart in his advocating for the LGBTQ community, but Hoekstra says Dordt's dean of chapel (Baart) would never affirm same-sex relationships or same-sex activity. Not only have we...

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Dordt dean taking hard left turn
Dordt dean taking hard left turn

Dordt Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart has over 750 Twitter followers, many of these are impressionable Dordt students. Every time Aaron posts something he wants to share as a tweet or retweet it appears on our students smart phones. If something is “retweeted” it usually means that Aaron is a follower of the person and has found something he likes enough to share. Is Aaron sending messages that...

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Dordt Dean of Chapel backing pro-abortion, pro-LGBT candidate
Dordt Dean of Chapel backing pro-abortion, pro-LGBT candidate

We’ve reported Dordt Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart’s idea that Christians should be at the front of the gay pride parade. Now Aaron Baart, and his wife Nicole, are in full fledge campaign mode for abortion-supporting, LGBT-ally J.D. Scholten. As Christians, we at PRI recognize the importance of the right to life, which is taken away every time a baby is killed inside the walls of an...

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Keep tips coming!

Progressive Reformation Iowa has received nearly one hundred pieces of information from those willing to help expose theological error in the church and area institutions. Those submitting tips can remain anonymous. We realize exposing theological error will possibly cause some people to lose their jobs, so we are very careful not to reveal our sources of information. Please keep those tips...

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AUDIO: Professor will dismantle all your students were taught in Church and Sunday school about Creation
AUDIO: Professor will dismantle all your students were taught in Church and Sunday school about Creation

Dordt biology professor Jeff Ploegstra participated in a discussion on Iowa Public Radio. The discussion centered around faith and science. During the discussion, Ploegstra talked about how he approaches evolution in his classroom. "I think we try to do a pretty good job of setting students up to take a critical view of everything. Part of what we talk about is the idea that regardless of what...

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Dordt administration allows promotion of homosexuality
Dordt administration allows promotion of homosexuality

Equality riders summarize their time at Dordt. One activist said "It's just a topic that hadn't been discussed positively on campus; and now it's going to be." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zso4jZwop4 The Dordt Diamond, the student publication at Dordt College, previewed what the Equality Riders hoped to accomplish. There was no doubt the purpose was to promote the normalization and...

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Dordt Biology Prof Disputes 6-day Creation, Global Flood
Dordt Biology Prof Disputes 6-day Creation, Global Flood

Tony Jelsma, Dordt biology professor has made waves in Reformed circles for his views on faith and science.  Jelsma’s views were highlighted by Hills United Reformed Church: “The Dordt College Biology Department employs Prof. Tony Jelsma, who is not shy about promoting views that challenge the historical accuracy of the Genesis accounts... (He) claims that ‘the literal six-day/twenty-four...

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