Athletes and athletic departments represent a significant community within collegiate life. In this episode, campus minister and former college athlete, Grace Hoyt, joins for a conversation about athletic ministry. Topics and Questions Discussed Why would someone involved in college ministry … [Read more...] about CFLP 07: Athletic Ministry with Grace Hoyt
For many people, this year has been one of the most stressful years in recent memory. How do care for our souls and for the souls of those around us during this time? Licenced counselor and pastor, Keith Tower, joins in this episode for a conversation about emotional health. Keith's … [Read more...] about CFLP 06: Cultivating Emotional Health with Keith Tower
On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that we are officially in a global pandemic. It's now May 13th, more than two months later, and many states around the U.S. are still in lock down. Though some have taken issue with the use of the phrase “unprecedented times,” … [Read more...] about 4 Leadership Moves During a Global Pandemic
A friend of mine who serves in university campus ministry recently told me that he sometimes wrestles with the feeling that he is wasting his life... He knows the reasons why this is not true with his head, but he was at a low point. This conversation was a moment of brutal transparency. If I'm … [Read more...] about The Battle Against Discouragement
I'm always happy to see people respond positively to the Gospel message. Whether it's in a group setting or through a personal conversation, I know the decision to trust in Jesus Christ is the best decision a person can ever make. But, in those moments, I'm usually bracing myself on the inside, … [Read more...] about How to Help A New Believer Start Well
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the Biblical emphasis on what’s called “the fear of the Lord” in the book of Proverbs. Rightly understood, the "fear" of the Lord is simply a holy reverence for God and his commands. In my interactions with students and young leaders, and in my general observations … [Read more...] about What Ever Happened to The Fear of the Lord?
Life can be heartbreaking sometimes. People disappoint us and hurt us. It can be especially hard if the hurt is coming from a person we are emotionally invested in—a friend we have loved deeply, a coworker we have a long history with, or a family member we want to trust but who keeps doing the same … [Read more...] about Why We Must Choose to Be Vulnerable
Should a minister be godly or knowledgeable? Is this even a choice that has to be made? I don't think so, but sometimes one is set up against the other as a kind of false choice, as if we can only choose one. I came across this great quote from B.B. Warfield in my studies today, which has bearing … [Read more...] about Thinking Right & Living Right—Why Both Matter