Lifting their praise
Students lift their voices in praise to God during an evening worship service during Student Week at LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center. A popular chorus refrain stated, "... there is no other God but You -- there is no other more beautiful." Photo by Kent Harville
Taking their stand
Students stand as a sign of commitment to God during an evening service held during Student Week at LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center. Photo by Kent Harville
GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--The sign outside the door reads "Tough Questions ... and How to Answer Them." Inside, more than 200 students pack the room and the discussion heats up.
"Why is drinking wrong?" one student asks. "Jesus drank in the Bible -- drinking in moderation should be OK."
Jane Blythe, associate for students from the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, leads the discussion. She responds with a question. "You guys in college, do you make more of an impact in your witness by drinking or not drinking?"
One young man stands up. "When we go to frat parties on our campus, those of us in BCM [Baptist Collegiate Ministries] drink water. The other guys tell us all the time how cool they think we are because we still hang out with them and don't 'dawg' them for drinking."