10 Truths that Transform College for the Christian
Our time at university is almost always a pivoting point, for better or worse. Some people go into college seemingly strong in their faith but walk away burnt out and disillusioned. Others come in with spiritual doubts and apathy toward Christ and walk away as passionate Christian leaders. What makes the difference? In Walking with Jesus on Campus, chaplain Stephen Kellough explores 10 make-or-break issues like:
Whether you are heading off to college, ministering to college students, or are the parent of a college-aged kid, this book will help you better understand how to tackle what lies ahead.
"This is an enormously helpful book that should be in the hands of every Christian student on a college campus. It is filled with wisdom coming from a chaplain whose long experience with campus ministry was extensive, celebrated, and filled with good judgment. This is a book to recommend to students who are struggling and everyone who is supporting them through their college years."
—GARY M. BURGE
Professor of New Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary
"Steve Kellough has spent his life loving, serving, and strengthening college students. This book overflows with wisdom and grace on every page. If you or your child is stepping into the world of higher education, then this is a must-read."
Author of Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers
"With years of experience in listening to and mentoring students, Stephen Kellough has written a thoughtful and insightful book on the challenges Christian students face today. Walking with Jesus on Campus is an important, practical guide for both students and those walking with them in their spiritual journey. Highly recommended."
—DENNIS P. HOLLINGER
President and Professor of Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Unfortunately, for college students who desire to follow Jesus, the journey through university education is a test of faith that many do not pass. But, for those who would read this book and put into practice what Steve teaches, they will not only survive their college years, but find that they will thrive during this formative season of spiritual growth."
The Navigators, Collegiate Staff Equipper, former US Collegiate Ministry Director
"What I would do if I could have had a wiser mentor to help me navigate my formative college years. I am so thankful for Chaplain Kellough, a humble sage who gives us just that. This book gives us a window into the countless years of wisdom gleaned from his faithful ministry to generations of students in some of their most difficult years. And through it all, he reminds us where our hope is, in a God of grace and love."
Lead Pastor of Church of the Beloved, Chicago
"In Walking with Jesus on Campus, Stephen Kellough provides a wonderful, spiritual road map for college students. Stephen's wisdom from his ministry as a college chaplain, provide a depth of insight into the spiritual development of college students. I recommend this book to every college student, counselor, chaplain, faculty, and mentor. This will be a valuable resource for years to come."
Psychologist, educator, and speaker
"I listen to everything Stephen Kellough says. He has lived the life of a peripatetic pastor. He walked this campus. Here, he walked with Jesus and he walked with our people. After decades of faithful and wise pastoral leadership, Kellough shows us how to care for your soul during college. If you are a college student or work with one, Walking with Jesus on Campus might just be the most important book you read."
Chaplain, Wheaton College
"Steve Kellough knows what he is talking about! As a chaplain and spiritual guide for twenty-five years at Wheaton College, he is well familiar with the issues and concerns of college students. In this volume, Steve provides godly wisdom on timely topics using real-life examples and pertinent reflection questions. While at Wheaton, the students affectionately called him 'Chappy K' because they had real respect for him, felt comfortable in his presence, and trusted him as a mentor. So pull up a chair and sit under 'Chappy K's' counsel—for the first time or once again. You will be consoled, encouraged, and challenged in your journey as an apprentice of Jesus."
Vice President for Student Life, Westmont College
"Steve Kellough's Walking with Jesus on Campus is the book every Christian college student needs. Its wise, practical, thoroughly biblical counsel is the product of its author's well-honed pastoral gifts and his years of experience in shepherding students. I witnessed that ministry closely during our seventeen years of working together on a single campus; I can testify to its effectiveness. Thus it delights me to think that now, through this very readable book, future generations of Christian students everywhere will be able to come under Chaplain Steve's gracious pastoral care."
President Emeritus, Wheaton College
"Steve Kellough brought to the Wheaton chaplaincy wisdom, clarity, and the quiet skills of a good shepherd. All of this and more is reflected in this wonderful guide for the college student who wants to navigate through the college journey as a Christian. He touches on the issues that most resonate with the concerns and questions that students have and experience. The result is not the typical book of platitudes or abstract ideas, but down-to-earth advice that is both profound and realistic in its expectations."
Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific University
"The stressful rigors of academic routines and the rapid pace of campus life often threaten to eclipse the important disciplines that enable a student's soul to flourish. Graduates may be intellectually and professionally prepared yet shallow and sometimes languishing at the center of their being. My friend Stephen Kellough has spent years sharing with students the principles that lead to a flourishing life with Jesus at the center. And now, thankfully, he has shared this treasure with all of us in a particularly noteworthy book. The call of this book reminds me of the wisdom of the writer of Proverbs, 'Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it' (Prov. 4:23). I can't think of a better gift to give graduating high school students or students in the throes of college life!"
President, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
"Going to college is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for social and intellectual growth. It should also be a time for spiritual growth—for learning to walk with Jesus. Stephen Kellough has been teaching students how to make that walk for more than twenty-five years as a campus pastor. In this engaging book, Kellough uses his skill as a storyteller and experience as a shepherd of the human soul to address exactly the issues that college students face today."
President, Wheaton College
"This book should be required reading for every Christian student during their college or university years. Drawing on a lifetime of pastoral experience and offering a deeply biblical understanding of spiritual formation, Stephen Kellough speaks to the hearts of God's people with a clear, wise voice."
President, Regent College, Vancouver, BC
"Walking with Jesus on Campus by Stephen Kellough is a well-written, concise, and very helpful book on how to care for one's soul during college, but it will also be a real blessing to readers beyond the college years. It covers ten key topics: embracing the love of God, weakness, perfectionism, doubt and depression, the Sabbath as a gift, sexuality and singleness, servanthood, community, revival, and being apprenticed to Jesus. Highly recommended!"
Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale; author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective and Shepherding God's People
"Stephen Kellough draws upon his twenty-five years of counseling students at Wheaton College to provide a helpful guide for Christian students who may struggle with the challenges of the college experience. He shows that issues such as doubt and depression are not uncommon, and points to relevant Scriptures and sage advice from Christian authors to enable students to walk joyfully with Jesus."
—EDWIN M. YAMAUCHI
Professor of History Emeritus, Miami University, OH
"I wish I had this book available to me when I was in college. I remember asking and dealing with many of these questions that Chaplain Kellough carefully addresses. Even now I found myself greatly benefited by reading Walking with Jesus on Campus."
Executive Director, Wheaton Academy Foundation
"Statistics seem to indicate that more and more collegians are walking away from the faith of their youth. Is there hope in this troubling trend? After years as a pastor and a quarter of century as a college chaplain, Stephen Kellough offers insightful experience and sage advice on the care of souls. College students, as well as their parents and mentors, will find vital help in navigating the challenges of walking with Christ, rather than away from him, during the college years."
"There is much wisdom here borne out of the experience of "walking" with generations of college students. The brilliance of Chaplain Kellough's "walking" is that he does so not behind or in front of students, but beside them. We simply need more good "walkers" like Chaplain Kellough on college campuses."
—JOSEPH B. MODICA
University Chaplain, Eastern University
"I wish I had this book in hand before I went to college. Brimming with wisdom and pra