College Transition Initiative
Greetings from CTI...

Welcome to the 1st targeted email from CPYU's College Transition Initiative

The mission of CTI is to provide resources for students, parents, church leaders and educators to help students be more spiritually prepared for college. I hope the resources are helpful to you. A BIG thank you to fit4service for sponsoring the inaugural email.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about CTI.

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Movie Review: Young Adult


Most of the time I cringe when I hear someone offer this advice: "You have to do what makes you happy." I've seen too many people follow this counsel to its logical conclusion, only to be hurt and lost. Happiness is fleeting. What makes us individually happy is rarely a way to measure a good life. If we are willing to be sincere, however, taking time to reflect on the meaning of happiness and its connection to a life well lived is often a helpful and healthy exercise. Young Adult is a movie that invites viewers to consider two important, life-shaping questions: What is happiness? What is the essence of a good life?


Read the rest of Derek's review here.


Other blog posts from Derek:

College as Calling?

Christian College Versus... COST?!

What is College For?

Worth Reading: Five Articles for Good Discussion

What is CPYU's College Transition Initiative?

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This trailer for David Kinnaman's book You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith serves as a great conversation starter about the unique challenges to building lasting faith in young people.


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 Faith + Learning = ?

Most Christian students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. Authors Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby issue a clarion call to students to integrate their faith and learning in The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness.



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