Campus Renewal Magazine

The Campus Renewal Magazine features stories about what God is doing on college campuses across the nation through the Body of Christ coming together in unity. Through these stories, we aim to encourage and inspire more people to participate in or start united movements of prayer and mission, to reach every student with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Campus-Wide Unity

Why the Chicago Agreement Falls Short

I realize this article may be controversial.  I do not write it in order to start an argument, but in hopes that it creates a much-needed discussion about how campus ministries should/could work together.  At The University of Texas and…

Soup, Tolkien, and Church Unity

I recently heard someone say that there are thirty-three thousand different denominations of Christianity across the world. Thirty-three thousand. Coming so soon after a friend informed me that he had been this close to accepting Jesus before a conversation about…

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…

Missional Communities


Go Be Love

A friend of mine, Abby Pound, has recently started to paint.  The pictures she paints are simple yet powerful.  I bought a simple painting from her that had three words on it, “Go Be Love”.  I look at these words…

Mission: Come & See vs. Go & Tell

This semester I would like to compare and contrast the different styles of evangelism.  In so doing, I hope you can learn to understand and respect those who think and act differently than you and, more importantly, be challenged to…

Beyond Campus


Incredibly Close

I was recently reminded of one of my favorite books, Jonathan Safran Foer’s soon-to-be-required-reading-for-students, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”  In it, 10-year old Oskar loses his father in the attack on 9-11, and is struggling to navigate life without his…


A Lifetime of Glory

“A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.” This past month, I read the story of a World War II veteran, Olympian, and POW. Louis Zamperini, born in Torrance, California, was a troubled child growing up with immigrant…

Continual Prayer vs. Set-aside Prayer

There is a mystery to the way prayer works.  Often the Biblical commands about prayer and the Biblical narratives about prayer seem to be at odds with one another.  Prayer often feels like a two-sided coin. This semester I would…

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