When you’re looking for new student leaders for your ministry, what do you look for most? Is it particular skills and abilities? A vibrant faith? A certain kind of personality? Are there particular qualities and characteristics that you need to see, at least at some level, if you’re really going to consider a student […]
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 […]
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, […]
It’s resource sharing time. When it comes to talking to your students about things like sex, dating, pornography, hooking up, purity, holiness, boundaries, and healthy relationships (especially at the collegiate level) — what are you using? What are you pointing students towards? Who are the people out there that are having the most helpful conversations […]
About a year and a half ago I conducted a brief interview with Donna Freitas. Freitas, a professor at Boston University, is the author of Sex & the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses. The book is a summation of the research she conducted on campuses across North America. Towards […]
This is one of a series of questions I ask every student during their interview for a leadership position. More often than not, they seem confused by the question. They usually respond with some derivative of “Wow, that’s a hard question” or “I am not really sure I have ever thought about it.”Even those who […]
I smile nostalgically to think of your students’ imminent arrival on campus. My wife and I agree. The four years we spent at Baylor University were the four funnest* of our lives, most of it, good clean fun. We made great friends and a lot of wise choices, so by God’s grace, we have few […]
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 […]
What do you want your students reading this year? Beyond their textbooks (which I hope you encourage), what are the faith-forming, faith-informing, faith-transforming books that you want to point your students towards in the year ahead? I think they will still naturally find their way to more popular books like: Love Does, from Bob Goff […]
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 […]
Whose got their ear? Do you know?? Whose got the attention of your students? Whose serving to shape their imagination, views on the world, priorities in life, understanding of God, self, and others? Who? Do you know? I would contend that knowing this (or not) can radically impact our ability to effectively communicate with students. […]
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!