Five Things College Ministry Has Taught Me About Discipleship

After more than a dozen years in college ministry, I’ve had legions of conversations with students about the typical “stuff” of college life: trying to faithfully navigate things like sex and romantic relationships, the party scene, schoolwork, getting a job, calling, and more. Many of these topics are most pronounced during the college years, or […]

The Debt We Owe to Abraham Kuyper

  For information on our Faith, Life, and Work Conference, click here.   When we talk about how “everything is spiritual,” or the importance of integrating all of our Faith, Life, and Work, we owe a debt to Abraham Kuyper. He famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, […]

One Overwhelming and Fulfilling “Yes”

The highlight of David Brooks’ book The Road to Character was his portrayal of St. Augustine’s internal journey. Brooks skillfully connects this ancient saint’s experience to our own. In one place, he speaks to an issue common to many college students and young adults: Augustine’s feeling of fragmentation has its modern corollary in the way […]

Why Should We Love the Church?

In his wonderful poem Choruses from “The Rock,” (which I anticipate quoting from in the future), T.S. Eliot makes a case for the Church: “Why should men love the Church? Why should they love her laws? She tells them of Life and Death, and of all that they would forget. She is tender where they would be […]

3 Ways to Help People Pursue Kingdom Work

This is a broken world. You know that. I know that. People know that.   They want justice. They want peace. They want flourishing. They want people to have clean water and mosquito nets and new shoes and literacy and no abuse and access to education–and the list goes on. They want things to be […]

Selectivity vs. Development

If you read some leadership literature these days, it’s all about “hire the right people, only the best people, so that you don’t need to have meetings and manuals to hold them in check.” In other words, be highly selective about whom you bring on. But can we really do this? People don’t come out […]

A Prayer on Vocation

Faith and work are meant to go together. Take some time to pray for your vocation, and your attitude towards your vocation! Our God who has created us, we thank you for entrusting us with important and meaningful vocations. Forgive us for belittling work, for finding work menial, and for taking our work lightly. Change […]

In Defense of Strategy

This morning I came across a post by Sam Allberry called Why ’Strategic Ministry’ Makes Me Deeply Uncomfortable. I really like Allberry’s work generally speaking; his little book “Is God Anti-Gay?” is succinctly brilliant, helpful, and pastoral. By all accounts he’s a great guy. But I was disappointed in this post. As I read Sam’s post, it seems he is uncomfortable with […]

Faith, Life & Work | A New Conference later this Fall!

We are super excited to be offering a new conference experience this Fall around the topic of Faith, Life, and Work. This event will be for students, working professionals–anyone really! Here’s the gist: Learn how to take your faith with you in every aspect of life – from work to home to play. No matter your career […]