A Local Phenomenon

A Local Phenomenon.  Written by Haley Dallas. Educational Ministries student. The local “ring by spring” phenomenon is all but new to the students of Campbellsville University. This idea of getting engaged and settling down quickly seems to spread like wildfire when you step foot on this Christian campus. But how local is this “local phenomenon”…

Do I Have to Get the Ring by Spring?

Do I Have to Get the Ring by Spring?  Written by Joey Bomia. Senior Educational Ministries student. Why are Christian college students more likely to get married after they graduate or soon after graduation? Is it possible that ones who are receiving their education from the Christian university rather than the state university feel pressured…

Racing to a Ring

Collegiate Christians’ Race for the Ring.  Written by Meg Brown.  Junior Educational Ministries & Public Relations student. Buzzing silently amongst the daily lives of Christian college students in America is an unspoken, but well-understood topic. Guys and gals alike stir in their stands on the topic of: marriage. What? I can hear the laughter you’re…

The Ring by Spring Phenomenon

Are Christian college students who attend college on the Christian college campus more likely to get married immediately after or soon after graduating than those attending state colleges?  Do Christian college students on the Christian college campus feel pressured to rush into marriage faster than their secular, state school peers?  Is there some reason they…

Grind It Till You Find It

My first car was a black, 2-door, 5-speed 1987 Renault Alliance.  A vintage custom-built French-made automovile…complete with accompanying beret (not really). It was basically a cardboard box on four wheels, but I loved it with all my heart. The only problem was that the car was a manual and I didn’t know how to drive…

Cross-Vocational Thinking in a Full-Time Ministry World

It seemed the goal of every seminarian I studied with was to be called as a full-time pastor, minister, missionary, non-profit leader, etc.  Rarely did I meet anyone whose desire was to be cross-vocational. The singular aspiration was to find full-time support with full-time benefits, combing with a full-time salary, resulting in full-time demands in…

Ministry Nay-Sayers in the Crowd

The best birthday card I got this summer had a wonderful image on the front.  The image had Jesus trying to feed the 5000 but a few nay-sayers in the crowd wouldn’t have any of it. The inside caption read “Avoid complainers and have a great birthday.”  Thanks Mrs. Sherry.  This was a perfect card…