Sunday, February 28, 2010

Advice for Christian undergraduates

The new University year begins on monday. This evening I have be asked to speak briefly at our church, which has a lot of undergraduates, and offer advice for new Christian students.
A few years ago I spoke at a morning on Science and Christianity, organised by our church. Videos of the talks are all online here. At that event I did an interview with Bernard Mostert, about his experience being a Christian undergraduate. I thought he gave particularly articulate answers to questions such as:

What do you wish you knew when you started university?
What do you wish you had done different?

Several helpful points Bernard makes are
-there are cohesive rational arguments for the truth of Christianity
-Christian students have nothing to be afraid of at university
-don't expect atheists to be convinced by these arguments
-beware of pride. the goal is not to win arguments but to glorify Jesus

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