Launching My 11th Year of Campus Ministry

In exactly 23 days (from the time this post drops), about 45,000 students (28k undergrad) will swarm the University of Cincinnati campus once again. That includes about 7,000 first-year students (aka freshmen). Campus ministers typically coach one another about how critical the first few weeks of a new semester are. In fact, one author I … Continue reading Launching My 11th Year of Campus Ministry

Discipleship Resources for Campus Ministry with Byron Borger

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

Life in the Valley

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

Nutrition Is The Key (spiritually speaking)

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)