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Mike Yaconelli said this about Christian colleges

Mike Yaconelli said this about Christian colleges in the year before he died. I think he was on to something: “What is the deal with Christian colleges, anyway? Shouldn’t they be graduating students who are revolutionary, anti-institutional, anti-cultural extremists? Isn’t anyone else…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Mike Yaconelli said this about Christian colleges in the year before he died. I think he was on to something:

“What is the deal with Christian colleges, anyway? Shouldn’t they be graduating students who are revolutionary, anti-institutional, anti-cultural extremists? Isn’t anyone else upset that most of our Christian colleges are graduating compliant, materialistic, irrelevant students who don’t have a radical bone in their bodies? Who will push the envelope in the generations to come?”

Comments (6)

  • I have to agree … A lot of Christians are no longer standing up for what is right… no longer standing up for the Bible and now it’s coming to an age of compliance when we just take it as it is instead of trying to make a difference in this world. Jesus said we are to be a “light. A city on a hill can not be hidden.” Are we being a city on the hill for him or are we hiding our light under a bowl. I leave you with but one thought…

    ” If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
    -Martin Luther

  • I couldn’t agree more. With 3 kids making college/vocational prep. decisions over the next few years I’m really second guessing an investment into schools producing intelligent, vocational friendly Christians who also happen to be impedent disciples. I think we’re preoccupied with safe, consumer friendly, intellecutually titilating institutions. I’m sure most of these schoools had revolutionary beginnings but I would question what they are becoming.

  • Wow, I’m this man is really speaking the truth! I have been praying for a long time that my generation would get with the program and start wanting their lives to truly reflect Christ and everything He is! It would help if christian colleges would start holding a higher standard for the people of God to follow and start realizing that we are representatives of God, our Amazing Saviour and that as of right now christian college students aren’t seeming to be much different from secular, lost college students! My generation is too focused on blending in and we’re sitting on the fence watching the world, still not choosing if we are going to get off the fence and walk for Christ or sit on it and just be like the rest of the world! Thanks for posting this, I pray people will read it and really think about it!

  • As a recent graduate from a christian college which was very culturally norm I have to agree wholehartedly with his statement. I have learned in the year since graduation…as a christian I must chose to break out of my “christian box” that I found myslef in while at college and push the envelope so that others will notice I am not a cultural norm I am different…I have Jesus and that is revolutionary.

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