A new two-part study published in Christian Higher Educationshows how common it is for students at evangelical colleges and universities to struggle with their faith. In fact, they are more likely to feel unsettled about spiritual matters, unsure of their beliefs, disillusioned with their religious upbringing, distant from God, or angry with God than their peers at secular schools as well as those at mainline Protestant and Catholic institutions.
Jennifer Carter, an assistant professor of leadership at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, analyzed surveys of more than 14,000 students at 136 colleges and universities, looking for patterns and predictors of religious struggle.
Carter found that students at evangelical schools experience â€śunique patterns of religious struggle.â€ť At most institutions, rates of religious struggle decrease between the first and third year of college. Freshman...
Citizen wrote: â€śRatzocat from United States writes: This is simple. If you "lose" your faith, it was never real in the first placeâ€ť Wrong brother, donâ€™t confuse WEAK faith for no faith and shouldnâ€™t we have compassion for the weak?
Good advice! Instead of writing something negative to you I will try and have compassion for you!
Most 'evangelical' colleges sold out to evolution long ago. The unspoken denial of an historical Adam eventually soon becomes the softly spoken denial and eventually the strongly advocated denial. Check out Biologos website. Many so called great modern reformed church leaders have lead the way in making such hogwash acceptable in their institutions of higher learning. I've seen it corrode the cognition of many students in these colleges first hand. They are definitely facing a 'millstone' around their neck situation when their tenure is revoked in this world ...
Is this not true for all school, not just the Bible schools? Or even life?
People have doubts on many things, when people are depressed and lonely, they question things.
I'm sure the happy one's have friends with whom they can hike with, have daily lunch, do homework together, and especially devotions.
"Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up." Ecclesiastes 4:9â€-â€¬10 NKJV
Just as soon as the parts of christendom which taught 'sola scriptura' expressed it in terms of 'only the scriptures' the slipsliding away began, and an actual reconciliation with an actual God was finished. (cf. John 5:39-40)
Evan Roberts had the right idea, which was given him by the Lord himself, which led to the 1904/5 Welsh Revival, which had a huge impact in the Principality.