Steadfast on Campus — Why Remain a Lutheran in College? A Few Answers from Our Students

A couple years ago I began asking our college students to be featured in our church newsletter. This was to help the members of our congregation become acquainted with these fresh young faces. Admittedly, I was a little nervous about … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — Wearing the Collar on the Secular Campus?

This last year I continued my usual routine of meeting once a week on campus with our students for lunch.  We meet in the student union which is a popular venue and usually difficult to find a place to sit … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — Time to Look for LCMS U!

It’s time to help your graduating seniors find a church home away from home as they leave for college.  Please take the time to introduce them to a confessional Lutheran pastor and congregation where they may continue to attend and … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus- Daily Chapel at Secular U

We have a beautiful and spacious building just one block from the university campus thanks to our generous congregation and the Iowa District East.  We boast a huge student center with a game room, plenty of quiet study space, a … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — The Spirituality of the Dross

If you’re looking for the opposite of what Gene Veith describes as The Spirituality of the Cross, here it is!  Since dross rhymes with cross and, in as much as dross is waste matter, I think “The Spirituality of the … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus- So What Did Your Students Think of UNWRAPPED?

He began to walk away from the podium and said, “[You are] all damned sinners, one and all,” to which, the assembled college students rose to their feet and gave him a standing ovation. This is why confessional Lutheranism resonates … Continue reading

ULCMN’s New Student Center Advent Party

Posted on Facebook: University Lutheran Chapel’s Advent Party at new Student Center (click on any of the photos to see more detail)   HT: Douglas Denzler … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus- A Few Surprises to Begin the Academic Year

It’s been a while since I’ve tapped the keys for Steadfast on Campus and I don’t even have a good excuse (like building a shed or something).  But here’s the low down:  Students and their families were EVERYWHERE just a … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — A Cry for Help and a Wish List

Your graduating seniors are heading off to college.  They’re leaving the herd and the lion is waiting. For some of them, this may be the last time sitting in the pew of a Lutheran church—it may be the last time … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — ULC: The Flagship of Campus Ministry

While you’re looking through the University Lutheran Chapel (ULC) website, take note of three reasons why so many of us in campus ministry see the ULC as the flagship for confessional Lutheran campus ministry.   Reason #1-  The ULC centers … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus — Short Term Mission Trips

The Rev. Joshua Gale wrote a fine article here on BJS in response to the discussion on short-term mission trips.  He wrote from the perspective of one who received help from a group of college students who were on spring … Continue reading

Steadfast On Campus — A Common Order

I couldn’t help but follow the discussion on BJS concerning the topic of worship wars titled “Every Sunday Pro-Choice Sunday?” (Who cares that it’s March Madness!—I’m becoming a BJS addict and I admit it.) This topic captivated me because of … Continue reading

Steadfast on Campus

The college campus is a windy place. Life-long Lutheran students are suddenly carried away from the foundation of the apostles and prophets by every wind of doctrine. They appear to be helpless as the waves of rationalism, emotionalism, synergism, etc. … Continue reading