As Joe Carter has shifted his priorities, there is an announcement on the Evangelical Outpost blog that it will now be managed by Torrey Honors Institute of the tax exempt religious school, Biola University. I think the Outpost, though sometimes raising my blood pressure, has been an excellent blog, and it has had the readership to indicate it is highly respected and cited.
I was curious enough, though, to know how a highly partisan blog could be managed by an affiliate of a tax-exempt religious institution. Has Torrey been separated enough that it operates semi-independently of Biola, akin to how Focus on the Family Action separated from Focus on the Family, allowing the former to engage in more partisan activities?
I posted a comment/question to that effect at the Outpost, but at the moment I can’t find that it ever made its way past moderation. Clearly there are ways to set up “think tanks” that have a partisan edge, just as will be done with the Bush think tank at Southern Methodist University. I’m just curious as to how Torrey is set up to manage a blog that is rather clearly aligned with Republicans and against Democrats. The answer may be simple, but I’m still interested.
Stroud, Oklahoma USA