Christians and Campus Life

Editorial Note: This is the fourth installment in John Mark Reynolds’ series on Christians and higher education.  See Part One, Part Two and Part Three.  * The most powerful person in a college student’s life is often the resident advisor: ill paid, but ideologically driven. Classroom time is not the only learning time.  When I talk [Read More…]

Make Your College Years Last Forever

God’s gracious communion is the one thing needful. No matter what else might be taken from you, if you have that, then you have enough and more than enough. The goods of the world will come and go. Yet the peace and the joy of your fellowship with God through faith in Jesus Christ will endure forever. [Read more…]

What to Seek in Your College Years: An Open Letter

Whether or not your college years will be “the best years of your life,” they will almost certainly be among the most transformative. The question is whether that transformation will be for the better. [Read more…]

Is the Academic World Anti-Christian?

My recent Open Letter to a College Freshman generated many positive responses.  One less-positive response came at Mark D. Roberts’ excellent blog, where a commenter explained that he had not found, some decades ago at UCLA, the kind of antagonism toward his faith that I described.  We should not, he said, “send freshmen off to [Read More…]

An Open Letter to a College Freshman

Dear Freshman, At last your time has come.  Leaving behind the old world and the deep ruts you carved in the corner of that world that belonged to you, you’re off to explore undiscovered countries, to join a new and ever-replenishing society of fascinating people and learned scholars and impassioned artists and driven achievers, off to [Read More…]