Rhett Smith has become one of my favorite daily reads, for this reason:

Rather than be mired in potential cynicism and depression regarding the state of universities, Rhett has honestly evaluated the recent events at USD and moved on:

So over the next few weeks, in the midst of other blogging news and topics, I will be posting on the things that I love about college students; the things I love about the transition in life that occurs during college; what I love about being a college minister; the amazing things that college students do and are a part of; and looking at some ways that you can help, understand and reach out to a very important segment of our population.

What a breath of air. This is why Rhett has become a daily read. Check out his first installment: “The Simple Act of Reaching Out.”

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. The “recent events” are at UCSD not USD, which is a private Catholic university in San Diego (on one of the most beautiful campuses in California).


  2. Must’ve been a typo… the linked article says UCSD also.


  3. Definitely a typo. Sorry about that–it was late. Really late.


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