Is There a Place for “Pastor” in our 21st Century North American Culture?

Posted Posted in Academics & Vocation, blog, The Campus Minister

  Pastor. What was once a highly esteemed position, given great respect and authority, has devolved into something that most people in our North American culture now struggle to trust. For the past 17 years I have spent all but six months on different college campuses — each with differing titles, but all with a […]

Find A Reason

Posted Posted in Leadership Development

The story of Joshua is a familiar one to most of us — and possibly the closest thing to a “kids going off to college” kind of story in the Bible. Joshua and the young Israelites are entering a new, unfamiliar land — without the leadership and direction of Moses (the primary leader for most […]

Taking Care of Yourself—for real this time!

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Blogathons, Leadership Development, The Campus Minister

“Know your strengths, vulnerabilities, and triggers.” Check. “Get used to uncertainty and conflict.” Double check. “Experiment beyond your comfort zone.” Um…really? If I already know it works… “Take care of yourself.” Yikes. I’m probably going to have to have a hard conversation with myself. About 15 months ago, I read these words under a heading […]