On Campus at PSU Berks…or should I say Off Campus?

The biggest event CSF at PSU Berks does each year is our spring break trip.  I came on staff the summer when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and because of that CSF went to that region four consecutive years (New Orleans twice, Mississippi twice).  Last year we changed it up, heading to Miami.  Each…

Almost Christian 3 – Mormon Envy

The National Study of Youth and Religion has shown that teenagers highly devoted to faith have families and churches that provide support. Specifically, this support reinforces four cultural tools that set young people firmly in their religious tradition (Almost Christian, 49): 1. They confess their tradition's creed, or God story. 2. They belong to a…

Six Megathemes from Barna…and Campus Ministry

Summing up their research in 2010, the Barna group finds six "megathemes".  I will list each one below with a few thoughts from my perspective as a campus minister on a secular university campus. 1.  The Christian Church is Becoming Less Theologically Literate What used to be basic, universally-known truths about Christianity are now unknown…