The Diversity Challenge: Tanner Besosa Blogs from BMW

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

The Minnow In a Sea of Diversity. David Larkins

The Minnow In a Sea of Diversity. David Larkins

College presents students with not only ethnic diversity but a confrontation between different beliefs, world views, and moral choices. In this post, Tanner Besosa addresses the third challenge facing college students: the diversity challenge.

How do you deal with challenges raised by alternative views to your own faith—both in the classroom and in the dorm room?

Most of the time when other views come up in class, as long as it is not against Biblical standards and is just a doctrinal view, I just let it go.

It is part of the Florida Free Bible, Missionary, & Work Training Center (BMW) rules not to argue those things, and in Paul’s second letter to Timothy he warns him to stay away from those arguments

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene. (2 Timothy 2:16-17).

Outside of the classroom it is a lot different because of the different views of faith. Also, there are a lot of challenges that come from BMW rules. This is because there are rules that don’t come from biblical standards. They are rules that the school put in place. So, it is difficult when I personally don’t believe something is wrong and the rules say otherwise, this can be a big challenge.

I would appreciate your prayers while facing this challenge while I am here, to have integrity in all things according to the rules and authority I am under.

Love in Christ,

Tanner Besosa


The first post of Tanner’s blog can be found here.

The second entry is here.

Read the third entry here.