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Campus Ministry Drops “Christ”

Let me ask y’all one question. How can you have a campus christian ministry, that preaches the great word of God, that is ashamed of having Christ in the ministry’s name?

Ya can’t.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/21/campus-ministry-drops-christ-from-name/?test=latestnews

I find this story very interesting because there is a Campus Crusades for Christ at my university. They are huge, in fact. I believe that it is the biggest  Christian student organization on campus. And I will see first hand the decision to change its name to “Cru.”

Cru. What is Cru? It’s absolutely nothing. It’s meaningless.

The Vice President was interviewed in this article about the name change. The group’s decision to change its name is laughable.

Let’s go through the reasons.

  • The name was getting in the way of accomplishing their mission. (Which is? How was it getting in the way?)
  • Christians and non-Christians like were being alienated by the name (By the name of Christ? Which is who you preach for? Interesting… And why were they feeling alienated? In what ways?)
  • Overseas sensitivity (Sensitivities to what? Sellers doesn’t expand on this point.)
  • It was becoming a hindrance because people were referring it back to the middle ages- forcing Christianity on the world (Christ’s name as a hindrance? I would like to know how many people feel offended hearing the word “crusade”)
  • Taking Christ out of their name would help them more effectively serve their mission and teach the Gospels
  • It will enable them to have conversations with people who would otherwise be turned off by a more “overtly Christian name.”
This last point that Sellers makes is extremely laughable. They cry, “Oh. Taking Christ out of our name doesn’t change our mission!” Well, it kind of does. It seems as if the Campus Crusades for Christ is embarrassed by having Christ in their name. They’re a bunch of pansies. They’re cowardly. They’re being oh so politically correct. They’ve completely lost it.
They are no longer a voice for the Word of God or for Christ. Jesus said, “For is anyone is ashamed of me and my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his own glory and in the glory of the Father and his holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
“Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelations 3:16)
The former Campus Crusades for Christ are lukewarm. They are ashamed of Jesus and his word. They are pitiful beings with no spines. I hope they receive a wake up call soon.
And I do hope and pray that students at my university will look for a new ministry that is more committed to Jesus Christ. Maybe the Catholic Campus Ministry. 🙂
~Lucy
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