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Anti-Social Week

It's felt like anti-social week for me. I've been pretty content to sit at home most of the time, not doing much of anything. This has also has meant lots of time mulling over the events of last weekend at NCMS and asking God what it all means.

Today I spent part of the day in the Special Collections section of the ACU library. I haven't told the story yet on this blog as to why I am doing this, but I spent a few hours reading through a large collection of letters written back and forth between Jim Bevis and associates regarding the work of the Campus Evangelism movement of the 1960s. I also read through several old issues of the Campus Crosswalk newspaper when it was published out of Arlington in the early 90s (when it was REALLY GOOD), plus started sifting through really old issues of the Campus Journal going back to 1969. There is a massive story that has unfolded in America regarding campus ministry in Churches of Christ and I'm pretty sure that almost none of us really know it. It is amazing to see the connections fall into place. To read the handwritten, passionate joy and anguish of the leaders of national movement seeking to reach campuses. To see how so many people really did have a grip on the power and spirit that God was pouring out, even in the 60s. The disappointment of realizing that even though there has been a twinge of renewal in recent years, campus ministry as a mission has faded from view in Churches of Christ. Some of the biggest names in the history of our heritage have had their hand in some stream of campus ministry. This really can't be said anymore.

More to come. Plus, I'll get to part two of the State School series. Stay tuned.


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