Doug Giles

Aside from just getting a diploma, my buddies and I saw a lot of students and professors bank eternal security through Christ and also adopt a Judeo-Christian world view.  In addition, we also had some very cool heated arguments.  There?s nothing quite like watching an atheist or an agnostic get ticked off because you stumped him with a question.   It was all good.

My ClashPoint in this reflective rambling is this:  Hey, college student ? has it ever dawned on you that you are in college not just to spend $190,000 of your parents? hard earned dough for a $40,000-a-year job?  Huh?  That there could actually be a higher purpose?  That you?re not just there to meet friends who are shallower than a Sudanese river after a 19-month drought?  That God could have reason for you on campus other than meeting the guy of your dreams, who turns out to be the guy of your nightmares, who after saying ?I do,? spawns more personalities than Sybil on a bad day making John Nash look like James Bond?

Christian college student ? you?re not just at University to study and move on.  You are there at such a time as this ? in God?s providence ? to reap a tremendous harvest on an oft-times neglected massive mission field while making great grades and having a good time.

The opportunity afforded to you, college student, to have long term fruits from kingdom seed-sowing, is incredible.  From the college classroom come the movers and shakers, the thinkers and constructors, of the land in which we live.  And wouldn?t you like to have a Commandment and Constitution keeper at the helm of the American ship to pull this nation away from the rocks of idolatry and atheism?  You would?  Then get bold and get busy.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.