And Then Penn State Lost to Temple…

Last Saturday the Penn State football team did something that has not happened since 1941 - they lost a game to Temple.  Temple?  Really? I did not watch it, we took the kids to visit my dad and is wife at a campground they were staying at.  Hiking around the woods with the little ones … Continue reading And Then Penn State Lost to Temple…

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Explaining College Ministry to a Four Year Old

"Daddy, why are you giving bags to the students?" We were driving home from campus earlier tonight when Junia asked me this question.  Last Friday we had gone to a church to help put items into care packages for the PSU Berks students.  Junia excelled at this, marching through the assembly line and filling each … Continue reading Explaining College Ministry to a Four Year Old

Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness

I love the book of Job.  It is forty-two chapters of brilliant dialogue around the problem of evil and suffering that never really provides any solid answers.  People argue and debate, lose their temper and scream at each other.  Its great! I did not always like it.  I remember hearing people say, in regards to … Continue reading Weekly Word – Job’s Suffering, Dialogue and General Awesomeness

Thoughts on the Most Horrific Story in the Bible (Weekly Word)

Last night at CSF we studied the story of a Levite and his concubine from Judges 19-21.  If it is not the most horrific story in the Bible, it is certainly top 5.  The concubine, a sort of second-tier, lesser wife, leaves the Levite and goes back home.  Older translations said the woman prostituted herself … Continue reading Thoughts on the Most Horrific Story in the Bible (Weekly Word)

Weekly Word – Some Lessons from the Story of Ruth

Weekly Word is a weekly Friday devotional geared towards the college students at PSU Berks.  But hopefully anyone else who stumbles across it finds something helpful. This semester on campus our theme for Thursday nights is The Bible You Never Knew: Secondary Characters Who Matter.  I am hoping to investigate the lives of some less … Continue reading Weekly Word – Some Lessons from the Story of Ruth

Weekly Word – Jan 16 – Stories from the Margins

Weekly Word is a weekly Friday devotional geared towards the college students at PSU Berks.  But hopefully anyone else who stumbles across it finds something helpful. When I watch movies, I am often intrigued by minor characters.  They show up on screen so briefly, perhaps making a major contribution to the story, and then disappear. … Continue reading Weekly Word – Jan 16 – Stories from the Margins