The ‘Christ on Campus Initiative’ by The Gospel Coalition.
The Gospel Coalition (spearheaded by such Reformed notables as Tim Keller, D.A. Carson, John Piper,C.J. Mahaney, John MacArthur, and Mark Driscoll) had its annual conference this week. As is becoming the (generous and much appreciated) norm, you can watch, listen, and read the content for free, which is being routed through their site. What I’ve taken in so far has been typically stellar.
TGC also sponsors something called the Christ on Campus Initiative. Since meaningful and penetrating reflection on the importance and methods of campus ministry is lacking, I was glad to see this project. So far, the CCI seems to be made up of 6 articles, a little disappointing. They seem to be geared to equip students to bring their faith into the classroom in intelligent and intelligible ways. An admirable goal, but much more is needed. I hope more theology & worldview resources for students will follow. There’s also a need for similar resources for ministry staff on campuses, geared for that unique sphere. And I hope that this resourcing includes reflections on the praxis of campus ministry, and how it needs to change. Here’s to hoping the CCI gathers momentum and contributes to reaching this super-strategic people group!
I’m thinking along the lines of John Stackhouse’s “Engaging the University,” a must-read for anyone involved in campus ministry.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my own writings on missional campus ministry, which you can access here. I’m also happy to say that some additions to those articles are in the works, to reflect what I’ve been doing this past year. Stay tuned for that!