Our College Students

In this issue we present articles, which, in a general way, have to do with an important segment of our society --- our college students. Perhaps more questions are raised than solutions suggested, but we believe that at least some of the right questions are being asked.

To most adults the campus is a bewildering place with an alien culture. Even those who have been out of college for only a few years may find it so. Rather than turning away, we need to draw near. We need to understand these young people who have grown up in such momentous times and who are encountering the new ideas and weighing concepts which will determine their life course.

Denton Crews points up some of the characteristics of the "new generation" and offers suggestions as to what they really want. He speaks of the "generation gap" which alienates this generation from that of their parents.

One of the needs of the church in developing itself and in communicating the faith is the freedom to inquire and to discuss. Roy Osborne makes the case for freedom.

Charles Garrison discusses evangelism on the campus. He has reservations about the "blitz" method and suggests that evangelism on the campus is best done by the students who witness out of their own experience.

Jennings Davis warns against the temptation that seems to be strong to our youth "to turn on, tune in, and drop out."