If you haven’t noticed in the hubbub of the start of the school year, college alcohol use shot into the spotlight in the last month.
Whatever your stances on the issues involved, it could help to be informed on these new questions – and to be ready to talk about alcohol issues personally (or even teach about them publicly).
First, the report of 100 college presidents urging a relook at lowering the drinking age. You can also find response and houghts from Nashville professors on the intiative, as well as statistics on the drinking age and the response to the Presidents’ suggestion by MADD.
Next up, Church Relevance reports on a University of Texas 4-year study on the alcohol consumed by college students on the occasion of their 21st birthday. Pretty crazy findings. CR follows up by discussing the ministry questions this raises, and there are some reader comments there.