Book Review: A Guidebook of Promising Practices

This review is part of a series of book reviews provided by campus pastors throughout the LuMin network! It is part of the ongoing research initiative of Lutheran Campus Ministries. You can learn more about the key literature in the research team’s LITERATURE REVIEW! Book: A Guidebook of Promising Practices: Facilitating College Students’ Spiritual Development, by Jennifer A. Lindholm, Melissa L. …

Book Review: No Longer Invisible

This review is part of a series of book reviews provided by campus pastors throughout the LuMin network! It is part of the ongoing research initiative of Lutheran Campus Ministries. You can learn more about the key literature in the research team’s LITERATURE REVIEW! Book: No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education, by Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen No Longer Invisible …

Book Review: Generation Z Goes to College

This review is part of a series of book reviews provided by campus pastors throughout the LuMin network! It is part of the ongoing research initiative of Lutheran Campus Ministries. You can learn more about the key literature in the research team’s LITERATURE REVIEW. Book: Generation Z Goes to College, by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace, 2016 Generation Z refers …

Introducing: The Lutheran Campus Ministry Study!

There are enormous shifts taking place in the cultural and religious landscape that profoundly affect ministries with emerging adults. Many of our Lutheran Campus Ministries are in vulnerable, even precarious states. Even so, we have vibrant ministries on campuses across the country that are having lasting impacts on the participants, their communities, and the church. The most effective ministries are …

LCM Research Project-Literature Review Summary

The Changing Landscape of Lutheran Campus Ministry Reflections on the Literature (2016), by Jacob Sorenson, PhD and Roland Martinson, STD College and university campuses are in rhythmic flux, as older students graduate and new age cohorts enter the community with different cultural sensibilities. The struggle to understand each successive age cohort brings expansive research, predictions, and conjectures about their characteristics, …

LCM Research Project-Annotated Bibliography

Lutheran Campus Ministry Research Project: Literature Summary Introduction: The Lutheran Campus Ministry Research Project began its investigation of related literature guided by three questions: What goes on in the “real lives” of college and university students? What’s happening with the “role(s)” of campus ministry, most especially during this era of disruption in higher education? What is faithful, effective and sustainable …

“What does it mean to follow Christ?”

Ryan Fordice, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Last year during a festive springtime LCM barbecue, a student we’d never seen before stopped outside the fence that separates our courtyard from the sidewalk. Greetings were exchanged. He explained he’d heard about the barbecue and wanted to join us, and soon he’d entered the courtyard and joined the group. Over the remaining …