Six Megathemes from Barna…and Campus Ministry

Summing up their research in 2010, the Barna group finds six "megathemes".  I will list each one below with a few thoughts from my perspective as a campus minister on a secular university campus. 1.  The Christian Church is Becoming Less Theologically Literate What used to be basic, universally-known truths about Christianity are now unknown…

Recent Reads – Articles

Here are some thoughtful, fun and random things I have come across over the last week. What the Internet Killed - a list of some things that the growth of the Internet has made obsolete.  My favorite is the video store.  I love Netflix and despise Blockbuster.  I disagree that the internet has killed phone…

Greatest Story Ever Told…on campus

Berks Idol is a yearly event on campus, sponsored by PSU Berks THON, that allows students to share their talents.  There were sixteen performances that included interpretive dance, a barbershop quartet, soloists, and more.   A group of CSF students performed a skit they called "The Greatest Story ever Told" which you can see here…

Weekly Word – Matthew’s Genealogy – Judah

Last night at CSF we talked about the family tree (the genealogy) of Jesus that Matthew begins his story with (1:1-17).  Many Jews wrote genealogies in their histories but Matthew is unique in including four women.  Even more amazing, rather than including some of the great women from the Old Testament (Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel), he…