To leave the name of the school as Philadelphia Biblical University.
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Philadelphia Biblical University

To leave the name of the school as Philadelphia Biblical University.

    1. J.R. Hughes
    2. Petition by

      J.R. Hughes

      Lansford, PA

Philadelphia Biblical University has a time honored tradition of teaching young adults from a Biblical perspective. This has been of paramount importance to the university in its 100 years of existence. To move toward a name which will not reflect the core of the University is moving the University away from its pronounced core. Over the past year there has been an assault upon the core principle of the University, regardless of the lip service paid to its mission statement. To remove some of the Bible requirements, and then state that the word Biblical in the University name is restrictive to its growth is antithetical to the stated mission of preparing biblically minded young men and women of character.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Emotional Responses

      J.R. Hughes
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Guys,

      Thank you all for your desire to sign the petition, and especially to those of you who leave comments as to why PBU has been great for you, and how passionate you are for the school. I do have one request, let's all use an extra heap of discretion in our responses to this issue. This is a very emotionally charged topic for everyone involved and I understand that. But please let cooler heads prevail.

      While there are not that many inflammatory comments here on the petition, there are quite a lot of inflammatory comments floating around on Facebook and other social media platforms which are not fruitful to this topic. If you see these type of things, please discourage people from continuing to make them.

      As an update, I am preparing to present all of the information contained in this petition, as well as a presentation of the reason why this name change, as well as other things, are detrimental to our beloved University, and so your prayers are appreciated

      God Bless.

    3. Petition protestor

      J.R. Hughes
      Petition Organizer

      Just to inform you guys. There is currently someone spamming the petition with nonsense names. I am in the process of having this person blocked, and having the names removed from the list. Currently the petition is at 130 real names and counting. Hope that it is an encouragement to you, as it is to me as well. Please continue to pass this petition on to your student and alumni friends.

      Thanks and God Bless.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. New name Possibility.

      J.R. Hughes
      Petition Organizer

      I heard about two weeks ago from a source which would like to remain anonymous that the new name of the University would be Cairn University. I did not take it too seriously at first. I kept it on the back-burner, because I didn't think it to be serious, perhaps just someone who wanted to stir up some fun.

      However, having logged into Facebook this morning I see that this name is a likelihood. I understand it as being a reference to the Old Testament passages speaking of building cairns in remembrance of what the Lord has done. Yet, will people who are searching for a university going to look at that and realize what the University is actually about?

      If you like PBU, and think it should stay PBU, encourage your other student/alumni friends to sign the petition as well. We can make a difference and have our voices heard.

      Thanks and God Bless.

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mary Baralt NORRISTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is hiding what you are....aka Marketing.

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    • Deborah Cherry RONKS, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Details were sent in a letter to the president

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    • Donna M Ross COATESVILLE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a graduate of PBU I would like to see the name stay the same as it reflects for Whom we stand

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    • Sandra Lindow PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I went to PCB for my - and PBU for my masters.... I am proud to tell people I went to a Biblle college, and a biblical university....Proud of Philadelphia in the name...proud of Bible/Biblical in the name... I'm proud of being a christian that made the choice to go to a college that stood up for being biblical in education- now they will look like any old christian liberal arts university....Do you want students to think this is the college they want that are not as strong in their convictions of going to a college like PBU? This will be what happens....Temple university started as a christian school too....now how christian is it?

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    • John Ward OMAHA, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      Keeping PBU name is not important but "Cairn" communicates nothing that I value or recognize.

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