For 8 years, I was on staff with the CCO (ccojubilee.org) and through that organization met one of the most brilliant yet approachable book nerds on the planet, Byron Borger. Byron and his lovely wife, Beth setup an incredible display of books every year at the Jubilee Conference from their bookstore in Dallastown, PA (http://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com) … Continue reading Discipleship Resources for Campus Ministry with Byron Borger
This will be my 10th year attending the Jubilee Conference with college students. It is sponsored by the CCO (ccojubilee.org), a campus ministry organization I was on staff with full-time for my first 7-8 years of campus ministry in Cincinnati. Even though I'm no longer a full-time CCO staffer, I still believe in this conference … Continue reading The Jubilee Conference
When you want to start the day with 5-10 minutes of meditation and prayers, here’s an idea...
I enjoy an occasional live video or what I sometimes call the "car talk" video. There's just something about talking to your phone in the car that is comfortable and genuine.And please check out our Patron page (where this video "lives") which is one of our simplest means of inviting friends to participate in our … Continue reading Occasional Vlogging and Our Patreon Thing
Valleys can be quite beautiful. I remember hiking in the Sawtooths in Idaho a few years ago with a friend and there were steep striking valleys with trout-filled streams funneling through epic slopes on either side. While in Ecuador nearly 20 years ago I remember hiking through the picturesque foothills around one of the tallest … Continue reading Life in the Valley
The first time I came across this word was during my undergrad studies when I minored in Biblical languages. I took 4 semesters of New Testament (koine) Greek and elpida, the word for hope, certainly pops up. Romans 12:12 is one of those places. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, devote yourself to prayer.” … Continue reading Elpida, The Hopiest of Hopes
Quoting Fredrick Neitzsche, Eugen Peterson speaks of an essential “long obedience in the same direction” which is required of anyone who would engage the life-long pursuit of being formed by Christ. This great communicator who has given us The Message translation/paraphrase of Scripture takes a section of the Psalms (Psalm 120–134) and builds an approach … Continue reading Book #1 for 2019
Over the past few years, I have neglected a few things that used to be important to me: reading scripture, prayer, journaling, reading, spiritual disciplines, etc. At the same time, I’ve increased some bad habits: sleeping in, watching too much tv, playing games on my iPad, etc. During this time, I’ve noticed a growing skepticism … Continue reading Nutrition Is The Key (spiritually speaking)
I guess we’ll see about that!