The American university systeme is a life experience unlike many others. Granted, college life stands out as unique for both positive and negative reasons. On the one hand, higher education can be a deeply enriching and fulfilling period in life. On the other, “getting kicked out of the nest” can be equally traumatic for many. The Challenges of College Life Just think about what a college student faces, often for the first time, in this springboard to adulthood: Diversity. For many students, their years in higher education are the first substantive exposure to alternate (or even competing) philosophies of life …
Rev. Les Newsom is area coordinator for Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) in the Midsouth region and coauthor of The Enduring Community.