first thoughts on church & campus community

A few days ago, I wrote a post highlighting an issue I’m feeling more and more is crucial in for us to address. The issue’s old-school name is churchmanship – in this case, describing the involvement of college students in local churches during their collegiate career. Especially if you are …

is Wheaton a church?

Is a Christian college actually a church? What about a dorm Bible study? What about a major campus-based ministry, like Campus Crusade or InterVarsity? Do Christian communities like these equate to “church involvement”? Do they need to? In EACH of the first four issues of Wheaton College’s school newspaper, The …

from the towers of cathedrals to the faithful gathered underground

Sunday morning’s “Midwest Anglican Awakening” service at Wheaton was powerful. (The outside pickets were peaceful, and kinda small.) Like-minded Anglicans from throughout the Midwest – from as far as Minnesota – joined together to hear Peter Akinola (you can catch up with this event in the last post). It was …

the weight of heritage

This afternoon, I had the privilege of attending regular, large group meetings of both Campus Crusade for Christ and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UIC. It’s crazy to know that I shared that experience this week with literally thousands of students on hundreds of campuses around the world. But not only …

70% of church kids don’t stick around

A study of great importance for the field of college ministry came out today from Lifeway Research – a new arm of our convention that I think I’m falling in love with.This time, they’ve done the newest study (a very welcome study) on the church dropout rate post-high school. The …