Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Reframing the story of Christian higher education
It was in many ways a deja vu experience to hang out on a smallish Christian campus for a couple of hours yesterday. I attended the same type of school and it was for me a wonderful experience.
The former Southwestern College of the Bible is now Arizona Christian University, the Firestorm. They have recruited athletes for their first football team as my alma mater did a decade ago when it became a University.
The campus chaplain however, in welcoming us older pastors retold our story and thiers in unique way.
Your generation trained chaplains for Christendom, and we are training leaders for a church in exile, cast out from it dominant role in shaping culture.
I buy that, but I am not sure those fresh faced preacher and missionary kids have fully understood what that means.