BOLD - Live By the Spirit - A Conversation with Max Linnville
This is the first installment of BOLD - A University of St. Thomas Podcast, a series that creates dialogue and aims to inspire, encourage and aid students—current and prospective— to "Be Your Bold Self." New episodes will be published bi-weekly and. If you have an idea for a potential podcast guest or topic, send them to Darnell Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Minister Max Linnville talks with Alex Yemeck about what campus ministry has going on this year. They talk about service and a trip to Laredo on the Texas/Mexico border where students encountered Christ through the refugees seeking asylum in the US. Max shares his conversion to Catholicism and how his entire family experienced the love of Christ. Finally, he shares why everyone - not just Catholics - is welcome at campus ministry.
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01:50:00 - What’s going on at Campus Ministry
04:58:00 - Student Involvement
06:11:00 - Yearly goals - #LiveByTheSpirit
08:46:00 - Encountering Christ at the Texas/Mexico Border
12:00:00 - Max Linnville and Conversion
17:01:00 - We are all called to serve
22:45:00 - Growing your faith in college
Additionally, Max offered 4 tips to continue growing your faith in college, even if you are not attending a Catholic university:
- Get out there and serve
- Through service you begin to see how God is trying to use you, and that spirituality can help you start to discover and understand your purpose.
- Take time to go on retreats
- It helps you to recenter yourself, especially with a busy college schedule. It allows you to put God back in the center of everything you are doing.
- Spend some time in silence
- Whether that means going to the chapel, driving in your car with the radio off or unplugging in your room quiet yourself and reflect on your day and where God has been through that. Let God speak through that silence. Sometimes you will hear nothing, other times, you will hear a lot.
- Create intentional relationships
- Find people that are passionate about the same things you are and don’t be afraid to share your experiences with others. Who knows, you might touch someone’s heart or inspire them to take the next step in engaging their faith.
Resources from this episode
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