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August 03, 2019

Preparing for College

It's almost time for your college student to head back to school. But that transition is a big one. It's not just learning how to get along with a new roommate, but it's also learning the challenges of time management, financial responsibility and embracing and growing in their faith on their own. Ed Stetzer talks with authors and professors Alex Chediak and Jonathan Morrow about how you can prepare your children to take that big step into adulthood and help them grow spiritually as well.



Jonathan Morrow
Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow

Jonathan Morrow is the author of several books including "Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey". He also contributed five articles to the "Apologetics Study Bible for Students".  Jonathan is an adjunct professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University.  He speaks nationally at conferences, camps, churches, and retreats to youth and adults on Christian worldview and apologetics. He earned an M.Div and M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University / Talbot School of Theology. He also has completed a Doctorate (D.Min) in Worldview and Culture at Talbot School of Theology.

Alex Chediak
Alex Chediak

Alex Chediak

Alex Chediak is a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA.  As a professor, his mission is to help young adults develop their God-given potential. That passion gave rise to his books Beating the College Debt Trap, Preparing Your Teens for College, and Thriving at College. He speaks at conferences, schools, and churches about issues that impact young adults as they grow up, leave home, and take on the mantle of adulthood.  Alex earned a B.S. Degree at Alfred University in Ceramic Engineering (1996) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Material Science & Engineering from U.C. Berkeley (2001, 2004). Alex and his wife Marni have three children: Karis, Jonathan, and Abigail. 

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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