CSF got off to a quick start last week! Our care package handout on Tuesday went great. Students handed out 301 free bags of gifts to their peers. It is always really funny to see a student's reaction when asked if he wants a free gift. You can tell by their face they are wondering … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks
Since one of the primary points of this blog is to inform my friends and supporters about what is happening on campus with the ministry of Christian Student Fellowship, I am going to (try) to post a snapshot once a week from campus. Consider it a window into the world of PSU Berks campus ministry. … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks
Penn State students are returning to campus this weekend! It is appropriate then to remind you all, as this study is focused for college students, that for Christians college is not just a path to get a job. The truth is that God has called you into service in your field and if you work … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Vocation
Each year since 1998 Beloit College has created a "mindset list" that explains some of the ways the incoming class of freshman are unique. Part of the reason for doing this is to help faculty avoid cultural references to things the students would be clueless about. The class of 2014 was mostly born in 1992 … Continue reading Class of 2014 Mindset List
2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Encouraged by Grace
Jehovah's Witnesses are famous for their door-to-door evangelism techniques. Maybe you've groaned as you have seen them walk toward your door? The Jehovah's Witnesses trace their roots to Charles Taze Russell in the 1870s who, with a group of friends studying the Bible, came to new teachings on Jesus' second coming. For centuries Christians had … Continue reading Summer in Thessalonica – Do not be Deceived!
I just finished a book called Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism by Merold Westphal. The author argues that rather than simply seeking to refute the atheistic criticisms of religion of Freud, Marx and Nietzsche, Christians should realize that much of what they say may ring true. If we know our scripture, … Continue reading When Atheists sound like Prophets…and Jesus?