So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us–urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to […]
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January 24, 2017
Comments Off on Revival and Moral Philosophy: A Puritan Vision for American Higher Education
The leaders of these colleges were key to a surprising intellectual synthesis of revival and common-sense moral philosophy that dominated American thinking from 1790 to 1865 and which led to the remarkable Christianization of American society.
January 18, 2017
Comments Off on Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ
“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield
January 17, 2017
Comments Off on The College Chapel: Puritan Relic or Campus Hot Spot?
If James K. A. Smith is correct that Jesus establishes particular ‘hot spots of sacramentality’ and endues them with a special sense of God’s presence, then the Christian college chapel needs to be a significant ‘hot spot’ on campus
December 20, 2016
Comments Off on 2016 Movies and TV Reflect Americans’ Changing Relationship with Faith, by Alissa Wilkinson
Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is […]
Court Rules in Favor of Canada’s Largest Christian University in Religious Liberties Accreditation Case
November 2, 2016
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“This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal,” concludes the 66-page unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Robert Bauman and four other justices.
November 1, 2016
Comments Off on Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips
If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.
April 5, 2016
Comments Off on I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson
Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.
March 28, 2016
The common perception that orthodoxy finally prevailed because of “One Athanasius against the world” is far too individualistic an interpretation. The battle was actually, “One Christian college against their culture.” And the Christian college won.
March 17, 2016
The patron saint of Ireland is rarely credited with what was perhaps his greatest achievement. (Hint: It’s not green beer.)
February 9, 2016
Don’t you think it’s a little odd to give up something for Lent in order to worship a Savior who told us to remember him by eating carbs and drinking alcohol?
Unity and Reconciliation in Bizarro World: Johnson University Black History Month Celebration with Efrem Smith and Gary David Stratton
February 8, 2016
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Johnson University’s kickoff to Black History month provided black and white perspectives on Unity and Reconciliation in the body of Christ from Efrem Smith, CEO & President at World Impact, and Dr. Gary David Stratton, Dean of Johnson’s School of Arts and Sciences
January 21, 2016
Comments Off on What does the University have to do with Prayer?
In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?
December 8, 2015
Comments Off on Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials
If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.
November 18, 2015
Comments Off on Are Doomsday Approaches to the Loss of Faith Among Millennials Accurate? by RJS
Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?