For every fan of Major League Baseball, Opening Day is something special. Baseball parks are spruced up. There are new rosters. Teams are a mere 162 games away from their first game in the playoffs. Opening Day is a day full of hope for every baseball fan (even Cubs fans – sorry, couldn’t resist since I’m a lifelong Cardinals fan). Opening day represents a new beginning and a lot of promise. Similarly, the impact that churches and collegiate ministries are making in the lives of college students and young adults is even more … [Read more...]
3 Things to Remember When Sharing the Gospel
I’ve been in reflection mode after spending parts of the past three weeks in Panama City Beach, Fla. helping with Beach Reach 2014 (check out the Facebook page HERE). If you're not familiar with Beach Reach, here's a quick run down of what happens. College students from campus ministries and churches all over the country come to Panama City Beach (one of the hot spot destinations for college spring breakers) to provide free van rides, serve lots of pancakes every day, and genuinely share with the thousands of spring breakers that … [Read more...]
There Has to Be More Than a Red X
Last week I joined millions around the world by taking a red permanent marker and placing a large X on my hand, agreeing with others around the world: Human slavery must end. The “End It Now” campaign was birthed through Passion and a generation of college students that desire to see the end of the 27 million men, women, and children around the world trapped in the bonds of human slavery. I love the fact that we are in the middle of a generation willing to lead change, feeling a deep responsibility toward their fellow humans—the … [Read more...]
Sabbath? I’m For It, I Just Don’t Do It.
I have a confession to make: I struggle with Sabbath. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it and know the need for it as a necessary component of the rhythm between work and rest. I even tell others, college students, young adults and college leaders alike that they need to take Sabbath. I’m just not very good at taking it myself. And I really don’t think that I’m alone in that. As leaders of collegiate/young adult ministries on campuses and in our churches, the push and demand for doing more can lead to a lifestyle that … [Read more...]
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