Yesterday (Monday) the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a Christian club at a California law school cannot close its leadership to certain students, specifically homosexuals/lesbians. To read about this, check out Christianity Today and Inside Higher Education. What strikes me most is that this issue is not over, as Justice Ginsberg said that lower courts … Continue reading The Supreme Court and Campus Ministry
On Saturday, with the help of many friends and family, we moved into our new house. I am typing this surrounded by unopened boxes, many of which were hauled up to the attic despite the groans of our helpers (thanks...sorry I read a lot and thus own a lot of books). Owning a house is … Continue reading Personal Update
3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones... … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Love and Work
Does going to college cause Christians to walk away from their faith? To many people this seems like a question whose answer is a foregone conclusion. It is widely believed that university education is detrimental to religion. Christian parents fear what will happen to the faith of their children when they go away to college. … Continue reading Souls in Transition – How does College affect Spiritual Life?
3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Holiness, Relevance and Legalism
I cannot remember not going to church as a child. My parents took me to church ever since I was born. I was involved in Sunday school, Wednesday night programs and anything else they took me to. When we switched churches, I was about ten, my parents kept me heavily involved. I never complained, I … Continue reading Souls in Transition – Hooray for Parents!
3:1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God's service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Strength
Last fall CSF had a "Human-Trafficking Awareness Day" during which we sold t-shirts, handed out information about modern-day slavery, and at night had a guest speaker who has worked with a group in Cambodia to save women from slavery. From this CSF ended up partnering with the Step Dance Team for a benefit show, all … Continue reading What Motivates?
Souls in Transition is a study of emerging adults, ages 18-23, and serves as a sequel of sorts to Soul Searching which studied the same group of young people when they were 13-17 years old (and which I have not read). This has allowed the researchers to see how specific people have changed over time … Continue reading Souls in Transition – Real Life Change?
2:17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. 18 For we wanted to come to you— certainly I, Paul, did, again and again— but Satan blocked our way. … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – I Miss You!