|Bill Bright (1921-2003)|
Regardless of their role in the university and society, professors are humans who face the same challenges, opportunities, disappointments, and tragedies that all other people do. For various reasons, they are often isolated and disconnected from spiritual community. And on secular campuses, Christian professors may feel there is no appropriate forum for their faith. I hope you'll join me in praying for leaders to step up to this ministry and for spiritual renewal and revival on campus. And if you know any professors at one of our campuses, let me know!
I read this quote from Eugene Peterson (translator of The Message) the other day about another minister:
"Faced with the massive moral disintegration of our times, we are commonly intimidated into passivity. [He] is not intimidated. He doesn't take on the entire ruined culture--he simply stakes out a modest claim and begins. But it is exactly this kind of obedient beginning that so often turns out to have large Kingdom consequences."
I found that encouraging for my ministry, and it is my prayer for yours--that you will not be intimidated by the spiritual forces ravaging our culture, but that you will stake out your own modest claim and start something beautiful. I'm so thankful for the way each of you has blessed my life!
|A silly group picture from UNT's fall retreat this morning.|