College: What's the Point?

Embracing the Mystery of the Kingdom in a Postmodern World

by David B. Van Heemst



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/12/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781449724122

About the Book

In the compelling book College: What’s the Point? Embracing the Mystery of the Kingdom in a Postmodern World, author David Van Heemst passionately and insightfully challenges Christian college students to abandon superficiality and apathy during their four years of college to instead go deep, ask the hard questions, and pursue a life of radical meaning. College: What’s the Point? addresses the significant issues facing college students today such as identity, calling, academic integrity, relationships, and healthy sexuality to guide the reader in a thought-provoking journey of faith, reflection, and discovery.

College: What’s the Point? frames these difficult issues confronting college students in the context of biblical justice and God’s redemptive purpose for the world, and speaks directly to the young adult desiring more than the status quo. The author invites students to use their time in college to grapple with the tough questions, to embrace the brokenness, and to participate in ushering in the Kingdom of God. Accessible and engaging, College: What’s the Point? enables the reader to approach their college education with a deeper understanding of the impact of these years upon their life, their calling, and the world.

About the Author

David Van Heemst has been a professor of political science at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, for the past two decades. He holds a BA from Dordt College, an MA in political science from the American University, and a PhD in political theory from the University of Virginia. He also earned two additional masters’ degrees: one in pastoral counseling and the other in professional counseling.

He is the author of Empowering the Poor: Why Justice Requires School Choice, Herman Dooyeweerd and Eric Voegelin: A Comparative Study, and he is the co-author of Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises.

Van Heemst lives in Kankakee, Illinois, with his wife, April, and their five daughters. Maggie and Ellie are ten years old, and Anni, Libby, and Jessie are four years old. They enjoy bike riding, going to the park, reading books, and playing games.