Tonight, we are holding our first all night prayer chain of the school year. We started these 13 years ago in an effort to make sure that prayer would always be the foundation of our college ministry. This, of course, was in addition to our weekly corporate prayer meetings and others that began to spring … More Prayer: Who Let the God Out?
I’ve seen a lot of dynamics in the Church in the 29 years that I have been doing my best to follow Christ: the tail end of the Charismatic Renewal, the explosion of the Vineyard Movement, seeker sensitivity, laughing revivals, purpose driven, G12, free market small groups, Alpha, etc. etc. etc. This week, a conversation … More Ten Years of Entrapment In An Emergent Experiment
We’ve come a long way since 1985 when the first URL was registered to Symbolics.com. To date, there are close to 450,000,000 domains in existence. It’s hard to admit that the internet wasn’t readily available when I was a student at the University of Illinois. I have to explain to students what a card catalog … More Social Media: Dangers, Toils, and Snares
That time of year again. For college students, it’s conference time due to vacation schedules and more availability. The Urbana Conference convened in St. Louis while our network’s World Missions Summit was held in Forth Worth. I have fond memories of conferences throughout the years both as a student and as a ministry director. Some … More How To Come Back From A Conference
Whether we admit it or not, American Christianity is motivated by an event mentality. It’s part of our culture every single day. Concerts. Monday Night Football. Musicals. Festivals. As with a lot of our practices, the Church once again emulates common marketing schemes and mentality. Missions Trips I’ve had some amazing experiences on missions trips. … More Avoiding Event Christianity
It’s that time of year as we get ready for the gauntlet of holidays. College students are scurrying trying to get last minute things done for classes before heading home. One of the biggest problems we hear about after the holidays is tension with family members, particularly the parents. Spend time with them. Too often, … More Going Home for the Holidays? Some Helpful Tips…
There is never a boring moment on a college campus. Ideologies, diversity of expressions, clothing, music, dancing, even people; from so many cities, parts of America, and overseas. I believe the Church has an amazing opportunity that too often is taken for granted…that of ministry to the multitudes of international guests on our college campuses. … More Open Door to the World in the Cornfields: Loving Internationals