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Keeping the Faith in College

Are today’s colleges and universities hostile environments for Christian students? Do our institutions of higher learning value the open pursuit of truth, or does indoctrination rule the day? What can churches and Christian parents do to better prepare students for the challenges they’re likely to face on increasingly-secular campuses? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Dr. Michael J. Kruger, president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte NC, and author of Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College.

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I think we’ve been used to living in a country for so long that was favorable to Christianity, that we’re just not prepared for a world that’s not. Christians in the second century didn’t have the luxury of living in a country that was in their corner. They had to make the case for Christianity in a more sophisticated way because they lived in such a hostile world. We’ve lost that. You could argue that we have gotten a little flabby around the middle. There is nothing like a new fitness regime to get you back in shape and I think the Christian church desperately needs this in our day.

Michael Kruger


Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College

Author: Michael Kruger

Drawing on years of experience as a biblical scholar, Michael Kruger addresses common objections to the Christian faith—the exclusivity of Christianity, Christian intolerance, homosexuality, hell, the problem of evil, science, miracles, and the reliability of the Bible. If you’re a student dealing with doubt or wrestling with objections to Christianity from fellow students and professors alike, this book will equip you to engage secular challenges with intellectual honesty, compassion, and confidence—and ultimately graduate college with your faith intact.


The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity

Author: Michael Kruger

“Not long ago, I came across a list of ten principles set forth by proponents of progressive Christianity. They are, in effect, a new Ten Commandments. What’s striking is that they are far less about God revealing his desires and far more about man expressing his own—less Moses, more Oprah. Yet each of these commandments is partially true. Indeed, that is what makes this list, and progressive Christianity as a whole, so challenging. Half-truths can sound quite appealing until you recognize their foundations and implications. In this booklet, I diagnose and critique each of these tenets and offer a brief biblical and theological response.”