A post introducing 1 Thessalonians by drawing insights from Dooyeweerd's philosophy (in particular, the idea of the biblical root-motive: Creation, Fall in Sin, and Redemption in Christ).
In 2015 we celebrated 75 years of ministry! At our annual conference we spent time celebrating the past, looking at learning from the present and imagining the future.
People sometimes talk about how universities are hostile places for Christians and how they lead people away from faith. Yet, I think this idea of universities being anti-Christian is too simplistic...
Are CRC campus ministers mostly folks who stand in the gap between high school faith and adult faith for Christian students, encouraging them to articulate a coherent world and life view?
Here's a presentation I gave a couple of weeks ago at River Terrace Church on the way in which science and faith can interact with one another and how this should affect our lives. I would love feedback from other campus ministers — does this fit with your students/churches?
Here is a great article by Shiao Chong, campus minister at York University on how to grow your faith while on a secular campus.
Here are some excerpts from a letter written by Rev. Ron De Young, Campus Pastor at Western Michigan University. Take a look at what Ron has written about university student ministry and jump in with your own thoughts, experience, and ideas!
Do you have suggestions for getting campus ministry on the campus when space and rules get in the way?
Stanley Hauerwas has written an excellent article on being a Christian student at university . His article, "Go with God" is available here and is an excellent read for any current university student, or for seniors in high school getting ready for higher education.
At a recent Bible Study, we were discussing what it means that Christ 'set me free from the tyranny of the devil' (Heidelberg Catechism Q/A #1). The discussion turned to the relentless pursuit of knowledge that many students face.
Many of our own CRC campus ministers are in the thick of the interfaith discussions and activities on campuses across the U.S. and Canada.
Are you heading off to college this year? Or perhaps you have a daughter or son who is leaving home for university. Here in this forum, we can help! You can post your questions here, and we'll do our best as a network community to help you on your journey.