What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College, By Keith R. Anderson

What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College

by Keith R. Anderson

What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Published: June 21, 1995
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1611
  • ISBN: 9780830816118

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Students and parents often have high expectations of the Christian college experience. They imagine professors who are spiritual mentors, roommates who are spiritual kin, and a host of other ideal relationships and environments which will combine to boost their growth to maturity.

The truth is that a Christian college, like any other college or university, is an exciting, unpredictable and scary place. That's why Keith Anderson has put together this essential backpack companion. Including seasoned and straightforward advice on how to maintain a healthy spiritual life, building friendships and finding community, the dos and don'ts of dating, how to get involved in a new church, and much more, What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College will help students make the most of their college days.


Foreword by Jay Kesler
1. The Great Adventure Begins
2. Begin Where You Are
3. Pick Your Fights
4. Choose Your Own Adventure
5. Friends Are Forever? Give Me a Break!
6. This Is My Room: Rippin' on Roommates
7. Holy Ground
8. Legos and Worldviews
9. How Do You Spell Success?
10. When Your Grade Is an F
11. I Am Somebody
12. Ordinary People
13. What You Get Is What You See
14. You Can't Be Choosy About Parents
15. Judy's Little Brother
16. He's Different
17. The Coming Race Wars?
18. Wake Up, Virginia
19. The Gay Debate
20. Lonely People
21. Stress and a Grasshopper Named Norman
22. Take This Job and Love It
23. Doc Martens, Espresso Makers, Jesus and the Mall
24. It's About Time
25. Majesty
26. Let Me Help
27. This Island Earth
28. Two Kinds of People
29. Your Mind Matters
30. Don't Forget

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Keith R. Anderson

Keith R. Anderson (DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary) is president of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He is the author of A Spirituality of Listening, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Those Giving and Receiving Direction, Friendships That Run Deep, Is This The One? and What They Don't Always Teach You at a Christian College. Anderson previously served as dean of spiritual formation and vocation at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and as dean of spiritual formation/campus pastor at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was director of Vocare, a program for theological exploration of vocation funded by a $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, and has been the Senior Fellow for Spiritual Formation for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities since 2000. His parish ministry experience includes serving urban parishes in Washington State, Michigan, and Minnesota.