I have to confess to you… I’m not a pet person. I learned at a fairly young age that I am VERY allergic to most cats and dogs — which was fine in the pet-free home I grew up in, but it did make for challenging sleep-overs as a kid. Of course, I ended up marrying a […]
If you had the chance to communicate one message to incoming students — 2 months before their arrival — what would it be?
We are in the midst of our summer orientation here at BU. It’s probably not too different from what happens on most other campuses around the country that practice this same methodology of “introducing” new students to campus.
As a kid I loved watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. I especially liked watching Wile E. Coyote attempt to catch the Roadrunner – forever without success – he always made me laugh!
As I’ve observed our students for the past 7 years attempt to transition into this place [spiritually speaking] the best [and most unfortunate] image that comes to mind for many of them is the one to the right.
80% of our students self-identify as Christians.
What that means [for them] exactly, I don’t know.
There’s so much that makes up the college experience… so many opportunities, so many potential pitfalls.
How well do we assist students in navigating the waters of the college years?
Maybe before we can accurately answer this question we must first ask:
“What are the big issues that our students are dealing with?”
If we’ve not taken the time to answer this question than we must ask ourselves, “how relevant is our ministry?”
Happy Earth Day 2010! Today is the 40 year anniversary of Earth Day. Are you taking advantage of this global focus? Students LOVE things that take a ‘global focus’ stage! While there are a number of reasons to challenge college students to be an active part of Earth Day, I wonder if we’re helping them […]
Today’s post comes from Rev. Ashlee Alley We like cats on the campus where I work in campus ministry. The pet kind. Calicos, tabby cats, but especially black cats. Yep…the ones that are supposed to bring you bad luck. For us, they are actually good luck. You see—it has to do with our mascot (stay […]