Campus Crusade Changes Name to Cru

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Ministry leaders worry that the word “crusade” has too many negative associations.

I understand the reasons for the change and am sympathetic. Wheaton College did the same thing some years back. If offense must be taken, let it be for the gospel itself and not the package we wrap it in. Still, though, I feel sad about this. “Campus Crusade” speaks of a certain energy and confidence in reaching the campus–and the world–for Jesus. I hope none of that dynamism is lost in the transition.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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