I don’t know what it is about the internet, but it tends to bring out the worst in people. Yesterday, I was checking out a Facebook group for young ministers, and I came across a post about unreached people groups. I LOVE reading and talking about unreached people groups—those groups that not only aren’t Christians, […]
We see a lot of Catholic school kids come by our Summer Welcome table every summer. And by come by, I mean walk by. Perhaps it’s because our group is primarily made up of Protestants (i.e., non-Catholics), but I don’t think that’s it. Typically, when they stop long enough to talk, they talk about how […]
I studied advertising in college. Working in ministry, I don’t often get the chance to use my degree. But every summer I get a great chance in the form of Summer Welcome. Incoming students from all over the country stream in for a couple days to get to know the campus, and one of their […]
For those of you who don’t know, a couple years ago I was working as a missionary associate in Kazakhstan to help start a Chi Alpha at a college there. One of the first weeks that I was there, I was walking around campus trying to listen to the Holy Spirit to direct me to […]
My team leader in Kazakhstan liked to teach us a variety of memorable phrases, which he called Kingdom Principles, like “the Kingdom of God is founded in relationships” or “be available.” The last one he taught us at the end of our first year there was “finish strong.” That idea, that if you fizzle out […]
Right before Spring Break, a Chinese student who goes by “Harry” became a Christian. Here’s his baptism!
Last Friday in Columbia was gorgeous. The dogwoods were blossoming, the daffodils were out, and the grass was blanketed in a purple flower I don’t know the name of. I’d read recently that walking was a really important way to keep mom and baby healthy, so I suggested to Elisa that we take a stroll […]