Category Archives: Campus Ministry

When Normal is Exhilirating

I wrote this yesterday about my day. I’ve been thinking a lot about recognizing God’s presence in the midst of life, rather than seeing God’s presence after the fact. Yesterday was a good day. There are many days in ministry … Continue reading

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More Than Meets the Eye at Christmas

Recently I was asked to share a favorite tradition of mine at Christmas at a campus tree-lighting ceremony and I couldn’t get one particular snapshot of my head. It’s an ornament. It’s not much to look at, as it’s a … Continue reading

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A Life-Giving Christmas

Advent is not a time in Campus Ministry when we are able to do much programming (or at least I am able to do much). Most folks that I know in Campus Ministry have to wrap up most of our … Continue reading

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Campus Ministry Summer Happenings

This summer, my blog has been fairly silent, but I’ve been really busy. Here are two things that are happening in the upcoming weeks in the world of campus ministry. I hope that you’ll be able to join in the … Continue reading

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Praying for Campus Ministry

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you’ve noticed that I have blogged about a series of prayer efforts over the last several years, both personal prayer and group efforts. I would say that prayer has been an area … Continue reading

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Passionate in Prayer

This semester has been a bit of an experiment of sorts for some students. Two students, after having a class dropped for low enrollment, asked me if they could take an independant study with me about prayer. I was excited … Continue reading

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Nothing Better

Ministry is hard work. This is no surprise. In fact, I remember learning in seminary (and frankly, observing every pastor that I’ve ever had) that it is important to have good boundaries because ministry will take up every spare moment … Continue reading

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Taking a Look Around

I tend to be one of those people who stays busy. If I’m truly honest, I really like it that way best, I suppose. I do recognize, however, that there are times in the year that I’m too busy. These … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Southwestern

Gracious God, As we enter another school year, we lift these prayers to you: Bless our students, God, as they study and learn in their classes, but also bless them as they discover more about who they are. May they … Continue reading

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Called by God

I went to Southwestern College expecting to get a good education in a Christian environment. I did not expect to be called to ministry. I started college as a Biology major, planning on being a physical therapist. Southwestern had a … Continue reading

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