Making Sense

On Wednesday night, twelve (12) college students met in a room on the UVM campus to discuss the world in which they live. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors; boys and girls; “baby” Christians and “mature” ones, atheists and “nones”—all of them want to know: “Is there a story that makes sense of our world?” So, to kick off our discussion, I asked them: “What do you see when you turn on the TV? What do you hear when you put on your headphones? What do you experience when you step outside?” Two sides of a chalkboard were filled with their observations. Everybody chimed in! For the next four weeks, we are going to make sense of the world they just described. This is, of course, the same world you and I share. It is the good and beautiful world that God has made—a world broken by our sin—but a world which God loves and is redeeming and making whole once again. For the next four weeks, we are going to 1) make sense of the beauty; 2) make sense of the brokenness; 3) make sense of our hope; and 4) make sense of our work (aka, why college matters). Friends, this conversation is happening on the UVM campus because 1) God loves these students and 2) people like you believe this conversation is one worth having. Thank you for your interest in and support of RUF, especially in our neck of the wood. We are very grateful, indeed!

John Meinen, Campus Minister at Vermont
September 10, 2013
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