As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Berea College and (T)he Ohio State University recently. I thought I would let you know how the trips went and how ESN served the different audience.
At Berea College, I spoke at the undergraduate InterVarsity “large group” meeting. (IV Jargon Alert! Most InterVarsity chapters have “large group” meetings which gather most of the chapter members for worship and a speaker or some other kind of program, as well as “small group” meetings like Bible studies, prayer meetings, or discussion groups.) Many Berea students go on to graduate school, but primarily in healthcare and education. While my talk affirmed God’s call to serve in the academy, I spent more time on the larger issues of vocation and integration of faith, life, and learning.
The 30-or-so students at the meeting responded well, and many of them expressed interest in forming a Dead Theologian’s Society. Berea being a small school, two Christian faculty members well-known to many of the students came to the meeting. [Read more…] about ESN Gatherings at Berea and Ohio State