A campaign to educate campuses about COVID-19 vaccination shifts from persuading the hesitant to making it easier for the willing. Last week, as President Joe Biden was announcing a new vaccine mandate for large workplaces, students at more than 100 Christian colleges were trying to persuade their communities to get the shot voluntarily. Since those between the ages of 18 and 29 are among the least likely to be hospitalized or to suffer serious illness or death due to COVID-19, swaths of young people didn’t get the shot as soon as it became available earlier in the year. Dozens of…

More Christian music programs are accommodating students who want to play sanctuaries rather than concert halls. For college students preparing for music ministry, new and evolving programs offer more options than ever. Christian colleges, like institutions across higher ed, feel increasing pressure to offer specialty training for lucrative fields like business and science, sometimes with humanities programs taking cuts. At the same time, several major music programs are growing—in part out of a confidence that the student demand and job market is there. The church will always need writers, performers, leaders, and creators. “We feel obligated to develop these resources,”…

Most schools opt to strongly encourage inoculation and continue safety measures. Only one of the roughly 140 US schools that belong to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is planning to require students to receive COVID-19 vaccines before starting school in the fall: Seattle Pacific University. The rest will “strongly encourage” vaccines, according to CCCU spokeswoman Greta Hays, while leaving the ultimate decision up to individual students and their families. While the evangelical institutions want to ensure campus-wide health and administrators widely support inoculations, they are also concerned about the impact vaccine requirements would have on enrollment. At…

We are integrated beings which means our faith is not separate from what we do. Ed: What are some of the challenges for global leaders as they engage with different nations and cultures from their own? Some of the blessings? Rochelle: In global spaces, leaders need to have the cultural skills to understand how cultural, social, and historical realities impact the ways in which they communicate with one another; the ways in which they think about leadership skills and traits; and how they approach organization, conflict resolution, strategy development and execution of goals. In the past, we used to think…