Fall is right around the corner and students are back in school. Many are heading to College for the first time. These students will be faced with so much more than the next step in their education. They will navigate new relationships, new social experiences, and a new found freedom that can be a challenge to the spiritual lives of many students. College is not known for encouraging students to grow their relationship with Christ or teaching them how to stand firm in the faith.
Join Jonathan as he welcomes Dr. Michael Kruger to discuss the challenges of holding firm to the Christian faith in college. Together they unpack some general apologetics questions like, “How was the Bible written?” and “Why do we need the Bible? What makes it authentic?” They also talk about why it’s important to stay connected to the body of Christ in college, as well as how we can empower parents to prepare students to stand firm in an academic culture of doubt and disbelief.
Dr. Kruger serves as President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Charlotte campus of Reformed Theological Seminary.
In addition to his duties as president, he is one of today’s leading scholars in the study of the origins of the New Testament, particularly the development of the New Testament canon. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College.
In this episode, we hope to encourage you to consider the challenges that may await you as a college student (or your child if you are the parent of a college student) and how you can be prepared with a gentle and respectful defense of the hope we have in Christ.
Read Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College when you purchase your copy now.