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Aspired to be in Campus Link? Each edition of Campus Link is designed based on theme. The themes of next editions of Campus Link will be announced and viewers are encouraged to submit articles, testimonies, anecdotes, poems and cartoons for Campus Link.

The theme for next Campus link is out now.

 

Sep – Oct 2022 – FOMO (Fear of Missing out) –  (Deadline to receive articles 20th Aug 2022)

FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out, is a new phenomenon that needs attention. ‘What if I don’t go for dinner with friends and they have a really good time? I’ll miss it’; ‘What if I don’t go to this movie and the others end up having fun? I’ll miss it’; ‘What if I don’t go for a tour and miss out?’; ‘What if I don’t go for hangouts?’ The list goes on.  Considering the huge number of activities around, students/graduates try very hard to make their presence felt everywhere sometimes even at the cost of sacrificing what is more important. The unseen pressure that makes them not want to skip any activity where they feel left out, excluded, and not important! The Fear is real and threatens the peace of many, both young and old obstructing them from enjoying the present.

Gone are the days when alcohol and drugs were the only big problems, but now it’s ‘smaller’ issues like FOMO, underlying which lay a variety of ‘larger’ issues like low self-esteem, identity crisis, and approval of friends that are causing much more damage to students/ graduates in the long run. As believers how can we be different? Can we help them realize their self-worth? Can we try and make them confident individuals capable of facing the pressures of life?

Areas we can focus on are:

Peer pressure

Identity crisis

Self-Worth/esteem

Setting priorities

Time management

Dare to be Different

 

Nov – Dec 2022 – Truth at Stake  (Deadline to receive articles 20th Oct 2022)

In the past, it was generally accepted that truth is absolute, and nothing can make it half-truth or subjective. Those who believe in the concept of absolute truth tend to believe that we live in an era where truth is being attacked with sub-truths or outright falsehoods. While those who believe truth is malleable do believe in post-truth where emotions or subjective feelings are given more weight. The concept of truth is discussed and debated in various contexts, including philosophy, art, theology, and science. There are many different questions on the nature of truth which are still the subject of contemporary debates, such as:

  1. How do we define truth?
  2. Is truth always absolute, or can it be relative to one’s perspective?
  3. How do you deal with peers who believe truth to be malleable?
  4. Should one even defend absolute truth?
  5. Can the Bible be presented as absolute truth, and if so, how?

 

Jan – Feb 2023 –  Impact of Social Media (Deadline to receive articles 20th Dec 2022)

Information and communication technology have changed rapidly over the years, with the emergence of digital media. It has made the world small; you get connected with any part of the world with one click! You can travel anywhere virtually with lightning speed while sitting in your own comfort zone.

The development of mobile technology has played an essential role in shaping the impact of digital media. People spent a lot of time on their devices be it for information explosion or for entertainment!

It can be used for connecting with people, building relationships, acquiring information, addressing social, and ethical issues, or even for leisure. But how we use it determines its productivity. It can kill our time and relationships if not used wisely.

The impact of digital media with the challenges and opportunities are seen in different spectrums of life.

Areas to Focus:

Opportunities:

  1. Explosion of Information
  2. Engaging and Effective education
  3. Social Interaction and empowerment
  4. Connected to the Global world
  5. Communication and relationships

Challenges:

  1. Virtual world
  2. Privacy at stake
  3. Misuse of unwanted sites
  4. Time Killer
  5. Rural population Left out

 

Mar – Apr 2023 – Work Vs Vocation (Deadline to receive articles 20th Jan 2022)

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it”. Gn.2:15. The concept of stewardship starts from here, being good managers of all the resources, the careful and responsible management of what God has entrusted to one’s care. It is a command to obey and a call to fulfil. We are accountable to the owner who is God himself.

A disciple of Jesus is expected to be a responsible and diligent manager of everything that is in our care. Being a good steward reflects God’s character in us and at the end of our life on the earth, let us hear the commend from the Lord, “well done, good and faithful servant”!

 

Areas to focus:

Stewards of Environment

Stewards of Time

Stewards of Talents

Stewards of Treasure

 
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