Dr. Stephen Jones, Bob Jones University president, today released a document affirming that music can play a significant role in helping students develop Christlike character and setting forth the biblical principles on which BJU music policies are based. BJU acknowledges that there is a range of music acceptability that is separate from the world; BJU’s position is intentionally conservative within that range. BJU recognizes that other institutions, congregations and individuals may apply these principles differently than BJU will apply them based upon their own efforts to reflect scriptural principles within their respective contexts and in keeping with their unique institutional missions. BJU will delineate the application of these policies in the student and faculty/staff handbooks which will be published this summer.
Published April 29, 2013.