I wrote this book between 2012 and 2013 for freshmen entering Christian Universities. Rather than seeing College as a place where one must cautiously guard faith against education, I wanted to provide a foundation for how Christian Higher Education can be fearless in pursuing the Kingdom of God. It’s an ideal choice for Freshmen Year Experience Courses.
It explores the changing nature of the millennial generation, the dynamics of college life (using the Wizard of Oz as metaphor), the characteristics of living in community, how to understand one’s own learning, and what it means to pursue one’s dream within God’s Kingdom.
Over the past year I have been focused on what I call Permeable Evangelicals. These evangelicals share theological commitments with the broader evangelical community but are more adept at crossing the rigid boundaries that have long defined white evangelicalism. Their views on gender, sexual orientation, politics, and cultural engagement are markedly different from past groups.