Right now, your students are in places where people are talking about the Border Crisis. At their internships, home churches, summer jobs, and other locales, it’s news. I realize we may hear about it more often here in Texas than in some states, but as best I can tell it’s making news in lots of places. Do you ever wonder how well they’re representing Christ in those discussions (regardless of where they fall politically)?
A broad, related question: Are you serving your students by providing them with tools for gaining a biblical perspective on issues like these? What about this fall: Will your students discuss politics with any notion of thinking them through Christianly?
There are resources for this, teaching opportunities, small group possibilities, books, email-able articles. College ministers can’t just shepherd in personal piety and growth without giving tools for living out that growth in every realm of life. On a college campus, every college ministry should be helping students think about this biblically… because they’re already thinking (and talking) about this anyway.
Politics, the elections, and certain issues (like immigration) are gonna be a big deal this fall, once again. Will your campus find a Christian witness in this discussion? Will that witness come from your students?