Money, it's a hit; don't give me that Do goody, good Reformed baloney....
(Tim, w/thanks to Luther) It's cute, but the thing I noticed was the cost of the facilities the video incidentally documents. So I looked it up and the parents of those Dutch students at the preeminent Reformed college in our nation, Calvin College, will pay $33,395 for tuition, room, and board in 2010/2011--up 21% from Calvin's $27,510 cost during the 2006/2007 academic year.
Reformed men will spare no expense getting the educational credentials for their children that are at the heart of our religious faith. Back in the mainline PC(USA), I once heard a pastor...
summarizing the essence of our Presbyterian heritage as "our commitment to education." As with most things, evangelicals agree.
Think of it: Calvin alumni who matriculate in the 2010/2011 academic year will have deposited well over $150,000 in the pockets of enlightened intellectuals and their willing administrative helpers. And the growth in godliness this money buys?
Maybe the immodesty is a clue. But likely not to one of the parents and students, or their profs.