Friday, June 23, 2006

Making the Most of College

One of six suggestions to Christian college students at secular universities from philosopher Calvin Seerveld:

Find a group of kindred spirits with whom to read books of Christian philosophy together, any kind of communal deeper reflection on current problems, so that you exercise in community how to pin down the idolatries of our day in theory. We need to help one another detect ideas that lead thinking programs into dead ends, or unpack concepts that foster self-righteousness.
(HT: Steve Bishop)


4 comments:

Neil said...

Excellent tips!

It must be Christianity at college week . . . I listened to a couple Focus on the Family shows on this topic, and just blogged on it myself last night.

(sorry if this gets posted twice . . . I got an error message on the first try).

Collin Brendemuehl said...

Reading and discussing material is certainly critical. But not just Christian materal. It's critical read and understand the competition for men's souls as well.

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KP said...

You're right, Collin. Given that Seerveld was addressing Christian students at secular institutions, I gather he assumed that they would be regularly reading and discussing non-Christian ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.