Why are so many Christian young people leaving the faith in college—and what can we do about it? Show Notes

Monday, March 19, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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Millions of Christian young people are abandoning their faith during college, and two experts are determined to do something about it.

It’s estimated that 40 to 50 percent of kids in church youth groups will fail to stick with their faith in college. That’s a startling statistic--one that few Christian parents are aware of.

Dr. Stephen Meyer is the director of the center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He says the worldview advanced at secular colleges and universities is threatening the faith of many Christian students. 

In response, Dr. Meyer has designed a course to help Christian college students develop a solid world view and defend their faith in environments that are often hostile to Christianity.

My friend David Wheaton, a former top-ranked professional tennis player, is equally concerned about Christian kids dumping their faith in college. He speaks on this issue to teens all across the country. 

David shares his own story of walking away from his childhood faith in college, mainly because he was unprepared for the philosophical and moral challenges he encountered at Stanford University.

If your son or daughter is heading off to a secular college next fall, I’d encourage you to read David’s book, “University of DE-Struction.” 

In addition, check out the Christian world view curriculum developed by Dr. Steven Meyer at the Discovery Institute. It’s available on DVD, and it’s called “True U.” You can learn more about it at TrueU.org. 

I’m Bill Maier for family friendly, commercial free, WBCL.

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