The Discipleship Journey with College Students

Recently, I sat down with a college student who wanted to “dive in” to the spiritual waters of discipleship in a deeper way. This is a student I’ve been alongside of as a spiritual mentor for a couple of years now and it’s always encouraging to know that a college student wants to put some … Continue reading The Discipleship Journey with College Students

Jesus’ Last Name

This is the book I’m digging into currently. Richard Rohr has been a favorite author and speaker for me for a few years now. This particular work is his attempt to help us reframe our ideas about Jesus & the Christ. What’s the difference? Isn’t “Christ” Jesus’ last name? Or is there more to it … Continue reading Jesus’ Last Name

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