the future in college ministry: reaching the unreached

This week (while many are in Finals or just past them), I thought I’d ponder some future opportunities for college ministry. I’ve touched on some of these before, and I’ll only be lightly touching on them now. But hopefully it’s fun pondering for you, too. Today, something that I think …

mid-summer mobilization #9: the anti-fridea

Usually my “Frideas” involve simple, straightforward methods you can use in college ministry. Sometimes they twist an old idea; often they’re a little “out of the box.” But today’s idea – though it is straightforward – is a lot “messier” and less simple than most. But when it comes to¬†our …

struggles in the branches, part 2

Monday I blogged about struggles I’ve seen in two of the branches of college ministry, after speaking on that (among other things) last week at a seminary “brownbag.” After sharing the difficulties I’ve seen in campus-based and church-based college ministry, I wanted to touch on the other two branches today! …

struggles in the branches of collegiate ministry

Last Monday, I argued that we who serve as “missionaries to the campus tribes” need to avail ourselves of learning our field – our “missiology.” It’s not enough for us to learn techniques and “Best Practices” (which I’ve argued don’t exist much in college ministry, anyway). We need to care …

obama’s surprise and the decisions we shouldn’t make

I don’t know if you caught the Bill O’Reilly interview with Barack Obama before the Super Bowl on Sunday, but I was intrigued by one exchange. And, naturally, I tied it to what we do in campus ministry. O’REILLY: “What is it about the job that has surprised you the …

a look inside soulforce, a different collegiate effort

One of the groups connected to our work that is worth paying attention to is Soulforce, a pro-GLBT organization that has worked hard to visit lots of Christian campuses (among other places) in the last few years. I remember discussing a Soulforce visit with at least one institutional college minister, …