When it comes to the fall in college ministry, as Paul Worcester has said - It's All About the Contacts! Because of that, a lot of thought and time has gone into crafting a perfect spiritual interest survey: how to throw the net broadly but not so broadly so as to become useless. We aim to survey about 3,000 students in the first two days of school. The problem we run … [Read more...] about The Perfect Spiritual Interest Survey
As we head into the most critical weeks in college ministry - the first few weeks of the fall - this is great to read and discuss with your team. We all have a vague awareness that Harvest Time is a critical period in farming. But what exactly does it entail? Here are two snapshots of the importance and urgency of harvest season in modern farming communities: Day in … [Read more...] about It’s Harvest Time
For decades, Cru's mission has been "Turning lost students into Christ centered laborers." Our mantra has been "Win/Build/Send". The reason I have remained on campus for 20 years is because I want to send laborers to the harvest. But over the last few years I have been convicted that on our campus, our Cru movement could more accurately be described as … [Read more...] about The 1 Common Element of Radical, World-changing College Movements
As we as Christians think about where to invest our time and resources, I think these maps are really helpful: Faithland from VividMaps NYTimes's Ross Douthat's reaction (and Rod Dreher's response) to that map: As you might guess, I am with Douthat on this one. Granted, I haven't read Dreher's book. But it just doesn't seem like the early church waited around for the tides … [Read more...] about What Do These Maps Tell You?
An annual tradition on my blog - My Top 100 Songs of the Year. To further explore amazing music, here are my Top Songs from the 2010's (click “Follow” at the top of Spotify if you want to add any of the playlists to your sidebar of playlists) If you follow indie music at all, you'll find that most "Top Songs of The Year" are trying really hard to be cool and … [Read more...] about Top Songs of 2017