the special election day episode

Three quick hits for this once in a lifetime day: One of the most intriguing college ministry visits during last year’s trip was to Capitol Hill Baptist‘s Intern Bible study. We went person-by-person, naming our internships. I was definitely odd man out, since there’s no Department of Nationwide Vagabonding. Yet. …

twittering this weekend

In case you missed it – you can follow this weekend’s church-exploring adventures on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bensonhines. I have no real plans to keep Twittering after Sunday, but it’s fun for this crazy weekend, as I’m seeking to visit as many churches as possible! Written from Buffalo Wild Wings in …

switcheroos along the way

My Switcheroo update from the other day got me thinking about all the other great “plan adjustments” God has provided this year. Of course, this trip has only ever been loosely planned all along. But I have a special place in my heart for the moments that hit out of …

orientation (a reflection)

In the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to visit two campuses – West Virginia University and George Mason University – which happened to be holding New Student Orientation activities during my visits. For the uninitiated, NSO is a summer event when freshmen make their way to campus, often with …