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Easter at Cornell

Easter weekend is a crazy time of family events, egg hunts, candy, traveling, and church functions. However, for Cornell University, Easter weekend is focused on community, worship, service and a 48-hour prayer tent, serving over 2,000 people. These events were put...
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Is This Revival?

Fading Spiritual Momentum Spiritually speaking, Fall semesters at Cornell University start out with a bang. The weather is warm, exams and papers are weeks away, and campus fellowships and ministry leaders work overtime during the freshmen “gathering process.”   But...
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Inside Out

Inside Out is Pixar’s latest creation, and it has become one of my top ten favorite Pixar movies of all time. This is a spoiler alert for those who haven’t watched the movie. Inside Out’s story revolves around a teenage...
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Bringing Together

The Campus Renewal Ministry mission excites me: “to create and catalyze united movements that transform college campuses for Christ. By bringing students, campus ministries, and local churches together in prayer and evangelism, we strengthen the influence of the Body of...
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Unity in Deed

Campus Access Issues Most of us in campus ministries are well aware of what’s happening in the arena of campus access. The decision brought down by the University of California system is triggering many cases in other universities where Christian...
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Beads of Faith

Yesterday was September 11th, or 9/11 as it will be most likely referred to for many years until memory and events move us to more blessed memories.  In reflecting upon what to share that is significant to Christian ministry, but...
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You Mad, Bro?

Everybody benefits when there is a growing culture of men and women practicing biblical conflict resolution. Yelling, pushing, and slamming doors, were some of the sad trademarks of my childhood and teenage years. I didn’t know how to deal with...
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Best Intended Use

Why is it so difficult to delegate? There is a principle in Real Estate called best intended use.  This principle evaluates real estate based on whether it is utilized to achieve it’s maximum value.  There are real estate investors who...
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March Madness

I don’t know if it’s all the testosterone and endorphins that are released this time of year or what, but lately I’ve begun to feel the tensions of “us versus them” dynamics hitting the church. Clearly this is not a...
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Differences

First Impressions Let me tell you about my friend Claire. She’s a senior in high school at Jenks in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the co-captain of her Pom squad. She loves Britney Spears and often refers to the pop singer...
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Disagreeing Well

Have you ever disagreed with a Christian friend about meaningful things such as theology, worship style, ministry philosophy, politics, ethics, or how to educate your children? Outside of the central common beliefs Christians share, there is so much room for...
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THE AUTUMN

TREES IN THE AUTUMN One of the great blessings of living in Tennessee about 30 minutes from the Appalachian Mountains is to view the trees in Autumn. I went to partake today in this glorious transformation of the trees. Beautiful!...
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