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, […]

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 […]

A Look at Our Ministry (video)

I get a fair number of questions from folks about how we’ve designed Elements, our church-based college ministry here at Penn State. Our stellar video team (Ginger and Greg) recently put this video together showing different aspects of our ministry and some of the team members. It does a nice job giving a feel for who we […]

Can the “Failure to Launch” Generation Launch New Churches?

The expectations for college students and recent grads have never been lower in our culture. Observers note the rise of prolonged adolescence, record student debt loads, the lack of learning and critical thinking skills developed during college, and record unemployment for recent grads. 85% of recent grads return home after graduation, an often uncomfortable situation […]

The Problem with Calling it “Happy Valley”

[This post is from the archives. Every once in a while I’ll be re-posting articles that have recurring interest and were well-received the first time around. I originally posted this in November 2010. Given the events that came to light in November 2011, which are still impacting our community, these words are still timely.] In […]

How to Serve Transfer Students

[This post is from the archives. Every once in a while I’ll be re-posting articles that have recurring interest and were well-received the first time around.] Last time I talked about transfer students as liability vs. opportunity. It’s my conviction that they are often implicitly viewed as the former, but can very easily become the […]

Transfer Students: Liability or Opportunity?

[This post is from the archives. Every once in a while I’ll be re-posting articles that have recurring interest and were well-received the first time around.] As a campus minister, are you serving many transfer students?  For some of us, this is a fairly common occurrence. (That doesn’t mean we do it well, however).  If […]