Media | Topic: Faith

Difficulties and Spiritual Growth

Tim Keller: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Tim Keller, senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the challenges posed to belief in the contemporary world. The video is from The Veritas Forum at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. Dr. Keller’s talk is based on his bestselling book The Reason for God.

This is a great video to watch with college-bound high school students to get them thinking about faith after high school.


1. What stuck out to you as you listened to Dr. Keller presentation?

2. What do you think were his strongest points?

3. Did you have any disagreements with Dr. Keller arguments for belief in God and the Christian faith?

4. How do you think Dr. Keller handled the questions from the audience? What can you learn from him about how to have discussions with people who disagree with your worldview?

5. If you were given the task of explaining or defending the Christian faith at an event like The Veritas Forum, how would you do it? What would the outline of your talk be? Would you be nervous? Why or why not?

Related Resources:

Link: Why  Believe? 

BlogA Crisis of Faith? Questions and Doubts for College Students

Article: “Affirming Doubt: Helping Students Ask and Answer Tough Questions

Connecting Faith Radio Show: Preparing Teens for College

logo-header-faithDerek Melleby was featured on the radio show Connecting Faith, a daily program from Faith Radio. Here is the show’s description:

“Navigating transitions can be challenging if there is not a clear sense of direction and a solid foundation from which to move.  And statistics suggest entering college life can be especially difficult for maintaining Christian belief. Having a better understanding of what our teens will experience in college can help us guide them through this transition and we’ll get insight and advice from Derek Melleby, director of the College Transition Initiative for the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding.”

Click below to listen to a highlight from the show (3:00) or listen to the full program (60:00) here.

Derek Melleby on Living the Word

Last April, gearing up for my Spring Tour 2012 stop in Medina, OH, I was interviewed by Glenn Mertz for his radio program Living the Word out of Cleveland. Glenn and I talked about the College Transition Seminar, issues students face transitioning to life after high school and my book Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning.


Faith in College

Derek Melleby is featured in this video for the Fuller Youth Institute to help students think more deeply about faith after high school.

A Different Story

Derek Melleby speaking sample. Learn more about CTI seminars here.

Youth Group Kids Gone Wild

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) interviews CTI Director Derek Melleby about internalization of faith and other issues related to FYI’s Sticky Faith research. Read the accompanying article:

Youth Group Kids Gone Wild: What You Can Do Now to Prepare Kids for College.”