What Happens on Campus Doesn’t Stay on Campus
In Parts One and Two of this blog, I reviewed the historical precedent of a church-college connection and how campus prayer movements, revival, and spiritual awakenings have not only changed the campus but shaped the culture. Next I proposed that I believe there is a biblical mandate for the church to care for our college students and care about what happens on campus. In Part Three, we’ll look at how the spiritual and political climate on campus are creating a storm hard for our students to weather.
Read any headlines lately? The college campus is a hot bed of controversy with free speech issues, an atmosphere of entitlement and demands, whining, cries for safe spaces, hurt feelings, lack of respect for administration and professors, profs being cussed out in public, fabricated hate crimes, and more. And if you are a Christian student, forget about your rights being protected.
The anti-Christian bent on campus will not only affect Christian students while on campus, but the effects of it will eventually work its way into the workforce. And what a force to be reckoned with. There are roughly 3,500 colleges and universities in America which are home to about 21 million students. Every May, 2.8 million of them graduate, flooding our marketplace mostly with worldviews hostile to the Christian one. The 1.5 million professors influencing, or indoctrinating (depending on your viewpoint) those students are five times more likely to identify themselves as atheists than the general public.