Special Growth Opportunity for You and Your Ministry

Hi friends, I’m writing today with a special growth opportunity for you and your ministry! I’ve been writing and speaking about the importance of college ministry, and how to strategically adapt to our changing context, ever since I started blogging in earnest in 2008. From blogging, to my first book, College Ministry in a Post-Christian […]

Announcing My New eBook!!

I’m really excited to finally roll out to you a project I’ve been working on for some time: My brand new eBook on The Future of College Ministry! This book has been a labor of love. It’s a subject I care deeply about. Not only that, but in my travels and conversations with people in our field […]

“Let us not mock God with metaphor”–John Updike on Easter

  On this Easter Sunday, I thought it would be good to reflect on what exactly Christians celebrate.  I don’t typically think of John Updike when it comes to theological reflection, though I know his fiction featured some clergy as prominent characters. But this poem by Updike, written as a submission to  an Arts Festival, says […]

Worship as One

This past Sunday night, I helped organize an event called Worship as One at Schwab Auditorium on campus at Penn State. Like Psalm 133:1 says, it is GOOD and PLEASANT for God’s people to dwell together in UNITY! It’s a good and pleasant thing when you can get people from 17 christian student groups and a dozen local churches to come […]

Partners in the Gospel (sermon)

Gospel Immerse #5                                                  March 21/22, 2015 Partners in the Gospel                                  Philippians 1:3-11 (NIV) *******************************************************   I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a […]

Take these to the Bank!

Let’s start the week with a little encouragement and inspiration. Because if you’re going to follow Jesus into new things, into hard things, you will be tested and tried. If we look at ourselves and our meager talents and strength, we will doubt (with good reason). And that’s why God gives us big promises to claim and […]