My being (more) present on campus is part of Campus Edge’s strategic goals, as this seems an obvious way for me to connect with more people on campus (both students and faculty and staff). However, having a small child has made it more complicated, as it’s harder for me to be on campus evenings and/or … More Being present on campus
This past summer I participated in a panel discussion on young adults in the church. I argued that young adults very much want to belong to Christian community. In order to feel like they belong, though, they need to be given space for honesty and difficult questions, along with having potentially different life situations, like … More Young Adults in the Church
Our discussions on Lauren Winner’s Wearing God and who God is have led us to recognize that despite being the God who sees us (and who we see), we can never see God fully. It is like Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle where “the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can … More God who cannot be seen, known, or spoken about properly
While there were many images in Winner’s book, Wearing God, that helped us grow in our understanding of God, the image of God as laboring woman (or nursing mother) wasn’t one that many people at Campus Edge could appreciate. This is probably due to the fact that most people at Campus Edge do not have children; yet, … More God as laboring woman
Winner in Wearing God sees God’s laughter as intimately connected to justice: “the laughter of God is inseparable from God’s justice. In the here and now, the kind of laughter that friends of God pursue is laughter that is proleptic – laughter that hints at, or partakes of, the world to come. The best laughter now … More God and laughter
Graduate (and professional) students are not particularly known for paying attention to news or politics. There just isn’t time and energy for that. Yet, the proposed tax plan has made a lot of graduate students pay attention, on account of the proposal to tax tuition waivers. For many students, this would increase the amount of … More Graduate students and the tax plan
Steve, one of Campus Edge’s board members, has spent a lot of time pondering how evolution affects our understanding of God. Two pieces of work that he has written explore how evolution can point to God’s power and awe-inspiring work. He put together a blend of the words of David (Psalm 8 and 104) and … More How does evolution affect the image of God as Creator?