Real Life, Real Faith

The Real Life, Real Faith blogathon is a chance for us to talk together about the very real issues our college students are facing – and how we can best come alongside them during these critically formative years.

The Real Life, Real Faith blogathon happens every November and is a chance to hear from a number of professionals in the college and campus ministry world – and others who have particular interest in, and/or insight into, our work with college students – in the form blog posts – and the dialogs that ensue.

I pray that these will be significant conversations for all who participate!

[November 2-4, 2010]

Day 3

Making Space for Students to Grow || Brian D. McLaren – Author, speaker, pastor, and networker among
innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists ||http://www.brianmclaren.net/

Civility On Campus || Linda Osborne – National Collegiate Ministry Leader and seeks to resource and encourage church and campus-based collegiate ministries across North America || http://www.bcmlife.net/

The Senior Year Transition: How Are We Preparing Our Students For Life After College? || Erica Young Reitz – Director of Campus Ministry at Calvary Church // CCO Campus Minister at Penn State University

Revisiting the Great Commission On Campus || Mark Lydeker – Collegiate Coordinator of the North American Mission Board || http://www.marklydecker.com/

Tomorrows’s BIG is Today’s Small || Bill Westfall – Director of Ministry Development for Impact Campus Ministries || http://williamwestfall.posterous.com/

A La Carte Christianity || Guy Chmieleleski – University Minister at Belmont University || http://faithoncampus.com/

Day 2

On Learning to Learn || Steve Garber – Director of the Washington Institute || http://www.washingtoninst.org/

Listening In As Jesus Prays || Pat Hannon – Associate Dean of the Chapel at Indiana Wesleyan University || http://www.embracethegodlife.com/

Educating for Shalom – Rediscovering the Childlike Creativity of Faith || Christine Sine – a self-described contemplative activist who blogs athttp://www.godspace.wordpress.com

“Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” || Brent Hutchinson – Community Life Pastor at Rolling Hills Community Church

Creativity and Calling || Mike Armstrong – Director of Christ on Campus at the University of Arkansas || http://www.michaelarmstrong.net/

The Unity Problem || Steve Lutz – Pastor and Campus Minister with CCO at Penn State University ||http://stevelutz.wordpress.com/


Day 1

Preparing Students for Anti-Christian Hostility || Drew Dyck – author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why young adults are leaving the faith…and how to bring them back (Moody, 2010). Drew manages the Leader Training Team for Christianity Today International. || http://www.drewdyck.com/

The Future of Education 2010-2020 || Tom Sine – research guy at Mustard Seed Associates and hospitality guy at the Mustard Seed House || http://www.msainfo.org/about/

How Do We Help Students Find Their Calling? || Ashley Linne – Production Editor, Leadership & Adult Publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources ||http://ashleylinne.wordpress.com/

College Stress: What College Ministers Should Know About Student Depression || Derek Melleby – resource specialist for Coalition for Christian Outreach and author of How to Make College Count || http://www.howtomakecollegecount.com/

The Art of Teaching Scripture || Michael Kelley – author, speaker and bible study editor for LifeWay Christian Resources ||http://michaelkelleyministries.com/

A Student’s Insights Into Approaching GLBT Students || Bob Henry – Assistant Director of Campus Ministries at Huntington University ||http://www.spiritualinform.blogspot.com/