67% of high school graduates head off to college each year, including followers of Christ. Many opportunities and challenges await, whether one is attending a secular or a Christian institution. The College Faith Podcast features Christian leaders who understand the people and ideas of higher education. They share their insights and wisdom, helping students thrive in loving God with their hearts and minds during these formative years.
Why I Started This Podcast
I came to faith in Christ during my junior year at a large public high school. Sixteen months later, as a young but growing Christ-follower, it was time to head off to college. In 1981, I began studying political science at Miami University, a public university in Oxford, Ohio. I faced many challenges both spiritually and intellectually during the next four years, but I also found ways to flourish.
I met my wife Lori while I was a student at Miami. We married as I was finishing my studies, and we immediately joined the staff of a large campus ministry. After seven years working with students, I began ministering to faculty. I have served in campus ministry for over 35 years now.
During that time I have devoted myself to understanding how students can best love God with both their heart and their mind during their university years. Students and parents often ask me for advice on this, and I am happy to share what I know.
Along the way, I’ve met many men and women with unique insights and wisdom on these topics. Proverbs tells us, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22). So I began the College Faith Podcast to allow these many “advisors” to share their counsel with Christian parents and students who are thinking about these issues.
Topics I’ll Cover
I will post one interview a month, covering topics such as:
Loving God with the mind (intellectual life on campus, including classroom and study skills, integrating biblical truth and various majors, and engaging other perspectives in healthy and fruitful ways)
Loving God with the heart (devotional life on campus)
Understanding the university and one’s place in it
Finding a healthy church and campus fellowship
Discerning God’s calling (one’s “vocation,” in the true sense of the word)
How to have a redemptive influence on campus
Please subscribe to the College Faith Podcast so you don’t miss an episode! And please help me get the word out by liking the College Faith Facebook page and promoting the podcast on your other social media platforms (you can subscribe to my Twitter or Instagram feeds on the College Faith website).
Here’s an example of how to explain the podcast in a note on your social media or in an email to a friend:
I want to let you know about a great new resource for anyone who cares about enabling students (and their parents) to flourish spiritually while encountering a secular university setting. The College Faith Podcast features guests who share insights, ideas, and tips to flourish spiritually and intellectually during the university years. Please visit www.CollegeFaith.net to subscribe!
Thanks for tuning in, and helping spread the word! Until next week, grace and peace.