Sharing Christ with a Post-Modern Christian

Yesterday I arrived on campus at CSULB late in the afternoon and only had time to survey one student. Here are her survey answers and the highlights of our conversation.

To see the Survey questions, click the Survey page.

Legend- Y=Yes, LY=Leans Yes, NoO=No Opinion, LN=Leans No, N=No

Undergraduate with Undeclared Major

I will call this young lady Mindy. She is a post-modern Christian. I’m trying to learn how to talk to Christians who are not convinced absolute truth can be known. Continue reading

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Sharing Christ with Two Professors and Two Students

Universities often have presentations and panel discussions in the evenings that are not part of standard coursework. Sometimes students can get extra credit for attending these talks. I thought it might be interesting to approach professors in the philosophy and religion departments to see if I might participate in an upcoming event.

Sharing Christ with a Philosophy Professor

Me: Hi! My name is Ron Cram and I’m a local business owner. I wanted to introduce myself and something I’ve been working on. Do you have a minute? Continue reading

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Sharing Christ with an Atheist and a Muslim

Today I was on the Cal State University at Long Beach campus and shared Christ with two people and gave away two booklets.

Here are their survey answers and the highlights of our conversation.

To see the Survey questions, click the Survey page.

Legend- Y=Yes, LY=Leans Yes, NoO=No Opinion, LN=Leans No, N=No

Undergraduate History Major

I will call this young man Bill.  He’s a strong atheist who says he likes to keep an open mind but seems to have an extremely closed mind about Christianity. Continue reading

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Sharing Christ at Cal State Fullerton

Today I surveyed two students and shared Christ with four.  That’s not the way the math usually works, but it was a particularly blessed day.

Here are the answers given and the highlights of our discussions with those students.

To see the Survey questions, click the Survey page. Continue reading

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Planting Seeds on a Tuesday

Yesterday Mike Pizzolato of Pizzolato Video Services and I went onto the university campus to survey students in the hope that some students would allow us to video record our discussion.  We explained that we wanted to make a training video to teach others how to conduct the survey.

Only one student agreed to be video recorded.  Open-air conditions are sometimes difficult because of background noise and other factors. I hope to post the video here if the quality is good.

We surveyed five students and gave away four booklets.  Here are the answers given and the highlights of our discussions for three of those students.

To see the Survey questions, click the Survey page. Continue reading

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Planting Seeds – February 20, 2014

I had an interesting experience surveying people at CSULB today.  Due to time constraints, I only surveyed three people. The conversations were not recorded and so the exchanges are not word for word, but the gist is fair and accurate.  The names are changed to protect the privacy of the people.

Graduate Student Majoring in Intercultural Communications

I will call this young woman Mary.  She is from Germany.  While she has a slight accent, her English is very good.  Here’s her answers to the survey questions.  To see the questions, click on the Survey page. Continue reading

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Hello World!

A few years ago, I read a statistic that said 70-75% of students raised in Christian homes left high school and quit going to church.

I was gobsmacked!

I knew that happened some, of course, but 70-75%?!  My mind kept going back to that statistic.  Days and weeks passed and no matter what I was doing, I found my thinking about all those students who had stopped attending church.

I kept wondering “What in the world is going on at the university? There were intellectual challenges in college in my day, but this statistic makes no sense at all!” Finally, God led me into a ministry at local universities.  Here’s how it happened – Continue reading

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