Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Another Gospel Video - iShare

While it is difficult (impossible?) to locate the ministry responsible (, the produced a clean, clear 3-minute sketch video of the gospel, built around the classic bridge illustration.

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What is the Gospel

Back in 2009, I blogged here my thoughts on The Gospel: Its Essence and Its Fullness.  I more formally wrote on these matters in my paper Evangelism Design: A Comprehensive Framework (CruPress, 2011. A downloadable pdf.).  CruPress Green has given the opportunity to record a few of these thoughts (2 minutes worth) in this video.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What Does it Mean to Be A CoJourner?

Here is a two minute explanation brought to you by CruPress Presents:

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

You Lost Me - Video Summary

One of the many resources we have tapped into for research about today's generation is David Kinnaman's (of the Barna Group) book, You Lost Me.  Here is a 2 min 53 sec summary of the book.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Encouraging Fruit of Cru Outreach

Three out of ten students on Cru Summer U.S. and Global Mission Summer Projects indicate that God used Cru (that is, Campus Crusade for Christ or Student Venture) to help them come to faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. 

This insight comes from the 2012 pre-project survey of students involved in U.S. Summer Projects and Global Mission experiences. Just over one thousand students participated in the survey, with about 2/3 participating in U.S. projects and 1/3 in Global Mission projects.  

Seven out of ten (72.5%) of the summer project students indicate that they came to Christ under the nurturing influence of a Christian family and local church.  Thus, the other 27.5% could be classified as “first generation” believers. They did not have the privilege of being led to Christ and nurtured in a Christian home.  Since the number who came to Christ through Cru is slightly higher (30.7%) than then the percentage of first generation believers (27.5%), it may suggest that some who were raised in a Christian home received assurance of salvation through a Cru ministry. 

While this is only glimpse into the effectiveness of Cru's evangelistic ministry, these are encouraging results. The significance is heightened when one considers that a level of growth and maturity has also occurred between receiving Christ and a student being ready to participate in a summer mission experience.  

God is at work on today's university campuses & he is using Cru to lead many students into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Powerful Life Story: Ed's Garden

Just watched this powerful story of Ed Dobson. I was casually aware of his name years ago. Now I know the "rest of the story" and it is a powerful story of spiritual journey...


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Growing Up Digital - Tapscott on Video

One valuable source for considering "trends" is the 20 videos provided by Ericsson as part of their 2020 Shaping Ideas initiative.  Here is Don Tapscott, Author of Grown-up Digital, discussing the emerging generation:

A very optimistic viewpoint...

Today's College Student: Lost in Transition (?)

For the next couple of days, I am focused on synthesizing research regarding the changing cultural landscape of today's college student.  I will post a few of the resources that have captured my attention and may be worth your time to peruse. 

The first is Lost in Transition, by Christian Smith, along with Hillary Davidson, Kari Christofferson and Patricia Snell Herzog (08-04-2011).

Based on their on-going studies of teenagers who have now become "emerging adults", Smith explores the "darker side of emerging adulthood". The chapters are:
  1. Morality Adrift
  2. Captives to Consumerism
  3. Intoxications: Fake Feelings of Happiness
  4. The Shadow Side of the Sexual Revolution
  5. Civic & Political Disengagement
While sociological "data" can be extracted from each chapter, the writing focuses around in-depth personal interviews with 230 emerging adults, enabling us to understand, even empathize with the world of the 18-23 year-old (the narrower focus of this present study).  

Great insights into the world of today's college student.