Friday, October 24, 2008

Moore: Jesus didn't die for a campus ministry

Filed under: "I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself"
Russell Moore has a great article titled: "Jesus Didn't Die for a Campus Ministry: The Dangers of an Unchurched Spirituality."
The reason many college students identify primarily with a campus ministry rather than with a church is not because of any flaw in most campus ministry organizations. It is because, too often, we evangelical Christians have a deficient view of the church. We assume that it is any gathering of people who believe in Jesus and who do churchly things. Many Christians assume the church exists simply to help us learn more about Christ and pool our resources for missions. If that's the case, a campus ministry can do all those things, and more. But the Scriptures tell us the church is much more than that.
And he adds:
Saying "I love Jesus" but hating the church is as irrational as saying to your best friend, "I like you--I just can't stand being around you." Your attitude toward the church tells you--simply--your attitude toward Jesus.
Re: campus ministry, of course, we highly recommend Reformed University Fellowship.

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