"Newsflash: if your son has no faith at the end of college, then he had no faith when he started"

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Todd Bowditch's picture

Great little snippet from Snoeberger!

May Christ Be Magnified - Philippians 1:20 Todd Bowditch

DavidO's picture

one’s college experience may impel a young man to stop pretending he is a Christian (which is arguably a good thing)

This may be hard for us to accept, but I believe he is right about this. 

Jay's picture

Neither article mentioned anything of substance about the role of the local church in cultivating the college student’s faith. Both articles made much of professors, families, peers, and campus-based ministries in alternately advancing/damaging the faith and conduct of young believers, but the church was surprisingly under-represented. I was stunned once again to discover both articles operating from the premise that the church ceases to function during the college years as one of the “ordinary means of grace.” Instead, the responsibility of guarding souls shifts to parents, para-church organizations, and professors that function ad hoc in an en loca ekklesia role.

I was glad to see this argument made, and he's absolutely right.  Kudos to Dr. Snoeberger.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

christian cerna's picture

True. At what point do we hold people responsible for their own actions? When they turn 21? 30? 40? You would think that by the time a man turns 18, he would have sat through 100's of sermons and heard enough exhortations from his parents so that he can know that truth.