Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House: Wrestling with Faith and College (Paperback)

Wrestling with Faith and College

By Adam J. Copeland (Editor), Taylor Brorby (Contribution by), Mary Ellen Jebbia (Contribution by)

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9781566997300, 216pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2014



College is a time to learn, explore, and grow, but what does faith have to do with it? In this collection of essays, gifted writers in their twenties and early thirties reflect on their college years by telling stories--some hilarious, some heart-wrenching--on the intersection of faith and college. At a time when so much is written about young adults but not by young adults, this collection allows writers to reveal their college experience in their own voice, sharing, through reflection on their own joys and sorrows, unique insight into students' experience of college. Themes include negotiating identity, sex and sexuality, discerning the future, studying abroad, and transitions in faith. This collection includes stories from large public universities and small, faith-related colleges. Perfect for faith leaders, college administrators, study groups, young adults, and anyone who loves a college student, Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House reveals college struggles that help us reflect on faith and life in college, and forever.

About the Author

Adam Copeland is the faculty director for faith and leadership and instructor of religion at Concordia College. He is working towards his PhD at the North Dakota State University after earning his M.Div from Columbia Theological Seminary and his BA from St. Olaf College.