‘Engaging the university’ is an exciting development in campus ministry circles. After my first coverage of it, here are a few reflections and questions. I’m continuing to focus on students in this post, and you’ll see why below.
• Read the previous posts: part one — part two — part three It’s time to wrap up my survey of Vinoth Ramachandra’s lecture, ‘Engaging the university’. Ramachandra concludes by presenting a vision for university ministry. It’s a different angle to what we’re familiar with as Australians, and he dubs it a […]
I’ve spent my last couple of posts exploring an important lecture by Vinoth Ramachandra. We’ve already had a brief look at the world of the university. Now, let’s ask what it means to be a Christian within that. • Listen to part 2/4 of the lecture • Listen to part 3/4 of […]
I’ve been drawing on a lecture by Vinoth Ramachandra to continue my question, What is the stuff of university ministry? The last post suggested that an integrative approach to student ministry will involve seeking out the complexities of the university. What might that look like? • Listen to part 1/4 of the lecture
Let’s continue considering the nature of university ministry with the guidance of Vinoth Ramachandra, who is Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement in IFES. To unpack my last post, here I’m drawing on Engaging the University, which is the first lecture of Ramachandra’s 2012 lecture series, ‘Mission as Prophetic Engagement’. Bear in […]
Let’s talk university ministry again, and follow up on a question I asked earlier: is there significance in the university itself? I believe so. We’re not agnostic about what students are studying, or the fields of inquiry in which they’re working. Student ministry is not just another, perhaps more concentrated […]
What should a university ministry look like? In the weeks to come, I’ll be teasing out a couple of ideas about the purpose of student ministry. As always, I’d love to have your input along the way. What has defined your experience or practise of university ministry? First up, I want […]