What makes for a good book? I mean, what makes for a really good book? You know there’s a difference — but have you ever been able to pinpoint what differentiates the good books from the really good books — for you? Is it the writing style of the author? Is it the way […]
Maybe you see what I see, and hear what I hear, when you engage with students around campus. Time and time again I encounter students who appear stuck and sound hopeless as it relates to their current situation and set of circumstances. It may be the week they’ve been having. It may be the […]
Friends! This is one of many BIG announcements to come in 2014!! I’m excited to announce the 2014 Faith ON Campus SoCal Forum, happening May 6th & 7th on the campus of Pepperdine University, and featuring special guests David Kinnaman and Cheryl Crawford. More information will appear here later this month, when registration opens, but […]
It’s getting on towards late November — and our students are dreaming of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the Christmas break that will follow not long after. While time away from campus — and the stress and worries of their studies — seems so close, we all know that they’re not out of […]
In his book, Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Arnett identifies 5 main features of Emerging Adulthood: It is the age of identity explorations, of trying out various possibilities, especially in love and work. It is the age of instability. It is the most self-focused age of life. It is the age of feeling in between, in transition, […]
For me and my campus ministries colleagues, the summer of 2013 has been an unusual one with time-intensive administrative reviews, reports, and budget prioritization spreadsheets. So, while there are very few students around, it has been less of a change of pace than we typically experience. For that reason, I have been especially excited about […]
“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you…” – 1 Corinthians 15:1 How do you help college students fight their sin? As a Christian campus minister, this is a question I have often asked as I’ve seen the deep struggles that students have shared with me. Many feel helpless and […]
Here you go! All in one location… A wide-array of resources for our critical work with students. BOOKS College Ministry: The Fuel and The Flame: 10 Keys to Ignite Your College Campus for Jesus Christ, by Steve Shadrach Shaping Their Future, by Guy Chimieleski God on Campus: Social Causes & Global Effects, by Trent Sheppard […]
People are watching. And we know that the Church (which our ministries ultimately fall within the framework of) is in the midst of a publicity nightmare within North America. We live and serve within an increasingly post-Christian nation — and I think a lot of it has to do with the ways we as Christians […]
I ran across an article over on Mashable.com yesterday talking about some of the online practices of young adults — especially as they relate to future job prospects. In a poll of 1,000 young adults (between the ages of 18 and 34) conducted by FindLaw.com, findings showed that 29% of respondents reported regretting something they […]
The game of baseball has long been a popular metaphor used when talking about sex and/or sexual activity. First base. Second base. Third base. Scoring. You get the picture. I can’t recall when I was first introduced to this metaphor (and conversation), but I would imagine it was sometime around the latter part of my […]
Faith ON Campus is excited to announce the next Blogathon:
Back to School | August 6-8, 2013!
I know it probably feels like the summer just started — but the reality is that the new school year is just around the corner — so with that in mind, it’s time to make plans and preparations for this upcoming opportunity to come together for some collective thinking and sharing about how to make the most of this critical time of the year!
That’s what the Back to School Blogathon is all about!