Downward Mobility is not Cool

The way of the Christian leader is not the way of upward mobility in which our world has invested so much, but the way of downward mobility ending on the cross. Henri Nouwen, In The Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, 62. Just yesterday I was in two...

Responses to a Commenter

Ryan at Tilling the Soil asked me a couple of good questions related to my post below, so I want to give them proper attention in a post, and not just leave a comment for him. I had the chance to talk with Ryan by phone last week and I enjoyed our conversation, and...

The Things That We Yearn For…

It’s funny how some words become commonplace in a community or culture.  As a resident of Los Angeles you hear a lot of talk about “sex” and “sushi.”  It seems that these are two things that Angelenos highly esteem.  So when I came across...

College Ministry & The Ascent Network

One of the most important college ministry conferences is happening May 16-19 up in Seattle at The Inn. The Ascent Conference is a gathering of those involved in college ministry, and it has been real influential in shaping college ministry under the leadership of...