Campus Life, an evangelical magazine with a finger on the christian college scene, runs ads for 30+ schools. Most look alike. What are they advertising to attract students? General studies Education Nursing Psychology Information/Technology Computer Business Accounting A few might add Pastoral, Missions, Evangelism, but I'd guarantee if you checked the enrollment in those programs, you see it a very small minority even at Bible Colleges. Why? Young people have exhibited little interest in giving up the self-indulgent lifestyle in which they have grown up, for the sake of the "sacrifice of full-time ministry". What do they want? Salary Stock options Perks Benefit package Living the American dream - car, house, family Most of all, they want to be left alone. No hassle. Off my case. Do my own thing. Attend church if I feel like it, or join a health club. Drive a BMW, wear a pinstripe suit. Be a young Turk of the business world. Their parents, the baby-boomers LIKE ME, have searched all our lives for that inner peace and satisfaction ~in politics ~in pot ~in promiscuity And now have finally found it ~in an IRA. Why shouldn't our KIDS turn a blind eye to full-time ministry and instead get a life in the "real world". They've learned the lesson well from me. MY GOALS have changed now that I am 50-something, and I'm having a hard time sitting in judgment.