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

Its That Time of Year When I Get Delusions of Being a Philosopher

After passing two relatively aimless years at Penn State I finally got serious about my studies as well as choosing a major.  I had always enjoyed studying religion and history so I decided to major in religion.  This led me to some philosophy of religion classes which gave me an appetite to learn more philosophy. … Continue reading Its That Time of Year When I Get Delusions of Being a Philosopher

Desiring and Imagining the Kingdom by James Smith (Two [no, Three!] Book Reviews)

Whether when I was in seminary or now in campus ministry, there is a lot of talk among Christians in such circles about worldview. The way it goes is that the university, for example, has a view of the world which is being taught to students in the classroom. Our responsibility as Christians is to … Continue reading Desiring and Imagining the Kingdom by James Smith (Two [no, Three!] Book Reviews)

Getting Off on the Right Foot…And Then the Next Step

Junia absolutely loves walking Skippy around the neighborhood.  Obviously she cannot hold his leash on her own as he would easily pull her over...and probably keep going.  The solution was to attach one leash to Skippy and attach a second leash to that leash.  So Junia holds the second leash while I, holding the first … Continue reading Getting Off on the Right Foot…And Then the Next Step