Option Three

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K telling me his faith story I find that many of the college students I visit with around the country don’t know why they believe in the Bible and Jesus. I guess they formed these beliefs on the authority of parents and pastors, but few students can articulate any other reasons for their faith. The result is that they tend …

Think about it. . .

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College students are more interested in thinking than they think they are. For evangelical students, the subculture in which they’ve been raised tends to be strong on worship, devotion, service, maybe even outreach. The missing piece? Biblical/theological grounding. Families, youth ministries and collegiate ministries do a grave injustice to students when we withhold such grounding. We assume young people are …

Speaking “Up”

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Four letter words fly around the golf course where I play like hundreds of errant tee shots. A river of strong drink disappears into men’s guts. Sometimes they ask me on the 10th hole what I do for work. “I’m in the ministry,” I say. “I travel around the country and tell college students about Jesus.” This usually causes massive …

Out with the Old, in with the Old

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When I was young I was a rebel and a radical. Now I’m a radical. Or at least I aspire to be so.  The rebel in me went the way of James Dean–dead and buried. The reason? I never had a cause. Well, except to establish myself as a rebel. I suppose my friends and colleagues saw through this thin …