Media | Type: Video

‘Academic Doping’ On The Rise: Number of Students Abusing ADHD Drugs Increasing

Colleges Ramp Up Outreach For Mental Health Cases

Donna Freitas: Hookup Culture

The Hill Family Lecture Series: Matthew Crawford

Filmed at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, November 19, 2014.

Writes Crawford in his bestseller, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work:
“Given the intrinsic richness of manual work—cognitively, socially, and in its broader psychic appeal—the question becomes why it has suffered such a devaluation as a component of education?”

How can we restore meaning and prestige to the trades? Cardus has been deeply involved in finding answers to this question with the Building Meaning Project. Crawford examines the history and philosophy surrounding this question through the lens of his own experience, going from office worker to motorcycle mechanic.
In the panel discussion following Crawford’s presentation, industry leaders share their points of view.

20 And Something

Barna Group’s FRAMES research reveals Millennials’ perspectives on the challenges they face as they join America’s workforce. The FRAME 20 and Something, written by David H. Kim, executive director of the Center for Faith & Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, unpacks Barna’s vast data on Millennials and work, calling, marriage, family, faith and more. Kim offers insight for institutions like churches and businesses on how to understand and relate to twentysomethings as they emerge into adulthood. 

Read an excerpt from 20 and Something here.

See more Barna research on Millennials here.

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

Jubilee Conference 2014 Highlights

Check out what students are saying about the Jubilee Conference!

Related blog posts:

Jubilee: A Vision of the Kingdom

Everything Matters: Jubilee 2014

Webinar Recording: Best Books for Pastors, Parents and Youth Workers

The recording from the webinar held on June 27, 2013 featuring Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Bookstore. Byron recommends books for summer reading and study.

Click here to download (.pdf) the power point to see the list of books.

Click here to read Byron’s follow-up blog with titles and prices.

Click here to order books from Hearts & Minds.

Click here to read Byron’s very popular Booknotes blog.

Click here to visit CPYU’s Resource Center.

Click here to purchase previous CPYU webinars.

Happy reading!

CPYU Webinar: Helping Students Transition to College

The webinar was held on April 10, 2013.

Resources mentioned in order of appearance:

Book: The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens After High School by Tim Clydesdale: Expert Interview

Seminar: The College Transition

Blog: Combating Senioritis: 3 Activities for College Bound Students

Article: “Conversations for the College Bound: 10 Talks to Have Before Arriving on Campus

Article: “Finding Community in College: 5 Ways to Help Students Connect

CTI Book: The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness

CTI Book: Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning

Book/DVDCPYU Grad Gift Bundle (More CPYU Gifts for Grads)

Derek Melleby Discusses Sticky Faith in College

CTI Director, Derek Melleby, is interviewed by Derry Prenkert, pastor of student ministries at Nappanee Missionary Church (NMC) in Nappanee, Indiana. The interview, which begins at 15:08, was part of pastor Derry’s sermon entitled “The Exchange Lane.” Read more about Derek’s time in Nappanee and about NMC’s commitment to developing “sticky faith” in young people here.