If I hear the word “unprecedented” or “pivot” one more time in reference to the pandemic, I actually might lose my mind. Ok, seriously though, while most of us are weary of hearing these words, the fact remains that we are living in strange times, marked by an unusual degree of difficulty. … [Read more...] about 4 Mindsets to Have in Campus Ministry in a Pandemic
One of my favorite reads of 2013 was Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung. This book is short but is filled with tons helpful insights for those of us who struggle with busyness. If you struggle with excessive busyness (like I do), I think this book … [Read more...] about Crazy Busy – Book Giveaway
Rice Broocks, co-founder of Every Nation Ministries, recently joined us in Tallahassee for several days of outreach. Pastor Rice has been ministering on college campuses for over 30 years, and recently wrote a book entitled God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty. The … [Read more...] about Recap of “God’s Not Dead” Tallahassee Campus Events
When you first think of "ministry" I would be willing to bet that the word listening, is not one of the first things to come to mind. We mostly think of events and activities: Sunday worship services, outreaches to feed the homeless, youth group trips, Sunday school classes, small group Bible … [Read more...] about The Ministry of Listening
I came across this paragraph from J.I. Packer today while studying. I pray that reading it stirs your heart to the urgency of receiving Jesus, and sharing his message with the world, as it did mine: Paul refers to the fact that we must all appear before Christ's judgment seat as "the terror of the … [Read more...] about Jesus: Savior Now or Judge Later
I've been thinking a lot about the importance of honor lately. Sadly, I think showing-honor is almost a lost art, especially among those my age and younger. Too many times we young people come across as really impressed with ourselves and apparently forget the contribution of so many who have helped … [Read more...] about Giving Honor
While "going to seminary" isn't a panacea for all the needs and desires of the aspiring Christian leader, there are benefits to be gained. The depth of subject-matter knowledge that a seminary professor has within their area of focus will far exceed that of your average pastor or teacher. Even a … [Read more...] about Potential Benefits of a Seminary Education
Though this may seem like a negative way to look at it, sometimes it just helps to be clear about what something is not, to then better understand what it is. Seminary is not a place where all your questions are going to get answered or where you are going to be on a constant "mountain top" … [Read more...] about What Seminary Isn’t
To the dedicated Christian, attending a theological seminary can seem like sort of utopia: A place where one can escape for a season to study, to reflect on all the mysteries of the faith, and even acquire answers to some of the most difficult of theological questions. Others (particularly of the … [Read more...] about Is Seminary Education Helpful?
The term "10/40 Window" refers to the area between the latitude lines 10 degrees and 40 degrees north. Here are a few facts about this area of the world, which all those who take seriously the charge to "go and make disciples of all nations" should note. - The 52 least reached countries in the … [Read more...] about Facts About the 10/40 Window
I have wrestled long and hard with the questions of best-approach and most appropriate timing for sharing the Gospel with someone. Pastor John Piper articulates my own feelings so clearly and helpfully here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohmqk7lb0B0[/youtube] I desperately desire to … [Read more...] about At What Point Should I Share the Gospel?
This past weekend renowned author and theologian J.I. Packer was in town speaking at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Dr. Packer has written over thirty books including the highly acclaimed book Knowing God. During the question and answer session one of the attendees asked “what is a 'healthy … [Read more...] about 5 Marks of a Healthy Church