If you’ve been reading our newsletters for a while, you’ve probably heard me say that the college years are a unique window of spiritual opportunity. Christian professors can speak into the lives of students during an impressionable time when they are making decisions about what they will believe and how they will live. I was reminded of this when I read a recent update from Brad and Lena, who teach with Global Scholars in Eastern Europe. Brad writes:

Every few semesters, I’m asked to teach a philosophy course on Religion and Science. Teaching this extra course is taxing, but it creates opportunities to engage with students on a deeper level. Marta, an inquisitive student from a secular background, often stays after class to ask questions. She’s begun meeting regularly with Lena to examine the Scriptures. After a discussion on the opening chapters of Genesis, several students indicated that they were motivated to start reading the Bible. Students also had the opportunity to attend a lecture by a colleague of mine, a Christian philosophy professor. His lecture on “The Rationality of Faith” challenged how students viewed belief.

Several weeks later, Marta showed up at Brad and Lena’s church.  She had many more questions for them as well as for local believers in the church: How do you know that God is real? What about Hinduism? What is baptism?

I am grateful for God’s work in Marta’s life. Please pray that God would use the truth that Brad, Lena, and others are sharing. Thank you for standing with professors like Brad and Lena around the world. You are making a difference!

For Christ and the university,


Italicized names have been changed to protect identities.

Listen to the April episode of the College Faith podcast. My guest today is Dr. Roger Parrott, the President of Belhaven University for more than three decades. Over the years, he has thought much about the value of a college education, how higher education has changed, in some cases drastically, and the real cost of a college degree. I’ve invited him to share some of his wisdom with us. 

In this episode of the Thinking Christianly podcast, J.P. Moreland and I discuss how to have better conversations. We discuss how three informal fallacies (the Red Herring Fallacy, the Genetic Fallacy, and the Ad Hominum Fallacy) can shut down healthy dialogue and how to develop habits that help us avoid using them. 

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