Junia turned 5 months old today. She'll be heading to school in five years or so. Amazon also released their Kindle Fire today. Along with this, the price of the original Kindle is now $79, a little more than half of what I paid for one back in January. As someone who thoroughly enjoys … Continue reading Will my daughter ever hold a textbook?
Christian Student Fellowship at University Park runs a concession stand at each home Penn State football game. CSF Berks helps out at 1-2 games per year. This past weekend was our game for this year. We headed up Friday night, arriving late. Actually, me saying we arrived late betrays that I am old. As we … Continue reading On Campus At Penn State Berks
This semester our theme for Thursday nights is "God Questions?" We are looking at questions people on campus have about God, religion, the Bible and so on. Last night we discussed the Bible and slavery. Modern-day slavery, human trafficking, is an issue that more and more Christians are learning about and taking steps to end. … Continue reading Recent Reads
I spent a large portion of this summer reading a few of the works by one of the greatest novelists of all time: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For the first time I read Crime and Punishment, then I reread The Brothers Karamazov. I also read Notes from the Underground, one of his less well-known works. Dostoyevsky's books … Continue reading Listening to the Saints – Classic Fiction (and Vocation)
Last evening the CSF students performed their first service project of the semester. CSF's Tuesday night meetings rotate between social nights (when I usually dominate at Settlers of Catan), service projects (such as last evening, which we'll get to in a minute) or other special, random events. For our first service evening of the year … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks – Picking Up Trash for Jesus
Another year has begun on campus and new freshman everywhere are acclimating to life away from home. I enjoyed this "Open Letter to College Freshman" and I think every Christian college student would do well to read it. Here is a snippet from the end: Plunge deeply into the life of the mind, and … Continue reading Recent Reads
This semester at CSF our theme for Thursday nights is going to be "God Questions?" Rather than me just thinking of the questions I have been trying to get questions from students on campus. When we handed out the care packages we gave students the opportunity to write questions down on a poster. The same … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks – God Questions?