How Not to Lose Your Faith in College

This is a fantastic article by Thabiti Anyabwile, the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

I have recommended it to the classes I teach as a “must read.” Even more than being able to “defend the faith,” Thabiti’s instructions are refreshingly local church-centric in guarding Christian students in their adventures away from the safety of home.

To summarize, he recommends:

(1) Finding and Joining a good church
(2) Choosing friends with biblical criteria in view
(3) At all costs, remaining sexually pure
(4) Study
(5) Call home
(6) Remember the counsel of God

(HT: Justin Taylor)

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2 thoughts on “How Not to Lose Your Faith in College

  1. Puritan Lad says:

    Good Stuff.

    However, the best way to not lose your faith in college is to find a church group while your still in high school that teaches kids more than “how to be radical for Jesus dude” or “how to play silly games with peanut butter and bodily noises”. Our youth groups are failing our college age Christians because we’ve failed to teach them anything. We need some serious youth group Reformation.

  2. John Portier says:

    I agree Puritan Lad, however I think their needs to be a better transition in the person and not put as much blame on the church. The person has to be ready to go to college and if they aren’t then they need to find a sensible alternative. I know that I wasn’t ready to go off to college and by the God’s sovereign ways, he let me know that and I stayed home. When I did make it off to college, I was a better person for it.

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