In InterVarsity, a “proxe station” is one of our outreach tools. We create an artistic board with an intriguing question and invite students to respond in some way, whether by placing a sticker on their answer, writing it on the board, or something more creative. Hopefully this leads to conversations and invitations. Since my senior year at Hopkins, I’ve dreamt of having what I’ll call a “persistent proxe” – a question board that stays up for a week in a public place on campus and invites students to respond anonymously and artistically. This has proven to be a difficult goal for a variety of reasons, but after 5 years, my dream has finally been realized!
In anticipation of Ravi Zacharias’ talk on “The Problem of Suffering and the Goodness of God” at the Johns Hopkins University, we set up a white board in a highly trafficked area of campus with the following prompts about suffering:
- In the midst of suffering, I…
- When I think of suffering, I think of…
Here are their responses. Comment below with yours!
Music: “Adios” by Pete Hawkes
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