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 […]
On Tuesday, I promised I’d share with you some ways that you can raise the student commitment level in your ministry.I had a blast putting this together and think you’ll enjoy it! As an A/V amateur, I ran out of time figuring out how to merge the audio and the slides, so I’ll give it […]
Came across this interesting description on how social media is impacting us. What does it mean to live counter-culturally in a selfie world? Instead of re-posting this, you might want to have a real live conversation about it with someone!
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 […]
In the past I’ve written about college students’ failure to learn much while in college, and the role of campus ministers in helping students be faithful in their academics on one hand, but not making an idol of academics on the other. One of the ways campus ministers can do this is to reframe how they see […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Common Ground–the coalition of evangelical campus ministries at Penn State–is partnering together to bring back United in Christ Week from 3/29-4/2. One of the student leaders involved put together this video. Stay tuned for more detail, and we’d appreciate your prayers as well!