Posted on February 22, 2017

All throughout the Hebrew Scriptures (or Old Testament), people would encounter God, call upon his name and make altars to Him.Time and time again, the children of Israel forgot the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These things that God did in the past would seem far off. For some, the God of their fathers did not become their own God.

In the same way, our first colleges were marked for Christian training and have now become some of the greatest higher learning institutions in the world. The fact that our institutions draw some of the brightest in the world is a great thing but the name of Christ has many times become a byword. Some of our young people today feel the same way as the children of Israel and these things of the past sound like fables. They long for the real thing today!

Posted on February 13, 2017

In 1886, 100 students from the top colleges of New England and the Northeast took a vow: "We are willing and desirous, God permitting, to become foreign missionaries." These 100 students were in the prime of life, blessed with elite educations, and had seemingly unlimited opportunities before them.  When confronted with this glut of worldly opportunity, including wealth, influence, prestige, and comfort, they turned their backs on it all for the sake of a higher goal: sharing the gospel with every nation, tribe, and language in the world in their generation.

Posted on February 8, 2017

Meditation:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4:18-19)
Several spiritual movements in history can be traced back to students praying on their campus. John Wesley, Charles Wesley, and George Whitefield are incredible examples. These three Oxford University students, dubbed as The Holy Club, gave themselves to radical prayer, worship, and fasting that served as a catalyst to shifting the expression of Christianity around the world.
 

Posted on February 1, 2017
In the least likely of places, God loves to make His power and presence known!  On a college campus known as the #1 party school in the nation, students have been filled with a new kind of joy.  In a place where the devil is paraded as the official mascot, Jesus has been openly worshipped on the middle of campus!  In a place known as a pastors’ graveyard, resurrection power has broken forth.    
 
I remember how hard this ground was, as a freshman at Arizona State University.  For the first three years, I was constantly bombarded by thoughts of temptation, literally overwhelmed by the heaviness over the atmosphere.  I remember continually feeling like I was the only Christian on campus, though I had many friends who were believers.  When I would visit other ministries on campus, there was this sense of isolation and disconnect, that ministries were laboring alone and didn’t really know one another.  
 
Posted on January 25, 2017

The 4+ years a person goes to college is one of the most important times of their life. Students often determine what they want to do the rest of their lives and who they want to befriend and what they choose to believe. Since very few young people attend a life-giving church or Bible-based ministry while in college, these major decisions are often made without the input of God or other Christians.  Too often parents send their child to another city, to a strange environment and don't understand why their son or daughter abandons their faith.

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