Monthly Archives: January 2017

What “The Yips” Teach Us About Handling Temptation

Remember when Chuck Knoblauch turned from All-Star second basemen to a guy that couldn’t throw to first base? Recently, Jon Lester’s battle to pick off runners at first has brought a fascinating mental phenomenon back into the headlines. The yips can turn a Rookie of the Year winner into struggling minor leaguer. Just ask Rick Ankiel. The yips are also known […]

What the Mental Side of Golf Shows us About our Spiritual Life

As your foursome stands in a circle, one of the players flicks the tee into the air. As its flying end over end, you are hoping that it doesn’t fall pointing at you. If it does, you have to be the first to tee off in front of the people watching in the clubhouse, those waiting […]

Why Correct Biblical Intrepretation is Crucial

No doubt you have been here before. Studying a new passage of the Bible brings you to this place. Having a friend from a different denomination or religion can bring you here. Reading through Romans 9-11 almost always brings me to this place. It is a place of confusion and frustration. It makes me wonder if I have […]

Engaged in the Mission Series: Trevor Davis

A perk of being on staff with Cru is the connections I get to make. Many times a year I get to connect with people that are engaged in the mission of Christ and that God is using in meaningful ways across the world. Often times, I am thinking about what I have learned from others […]

Campus Update: Spring 2017 First Week

We are back on campus and can’t wait to see how God works this semester. This past week was our first back for the Spring. After many great giveaways, a leadership meeting, our first Bible study and the first Cru meeting of 2017, we closed out a great week. The week began by gathering our […]

Duck Hunting 2016-17 Season Recap

Over the years, being outside has added many benefits to my life. With the outdoors, I find… A place to rest my mind. A place to connect with friends. A place to reflect on what I am learning. A place to be in awe of God’s creativity. A place to be still. Since moving to […]

NEW POLL: NFL Championship Weekend 2017

Here is the poll for this week…

The Performance Trap: Where Do We Find True Significance

The staff and students were playing basketball at the Colvin center on a Friday afternoon. Jen and I had just moved to Stillwater and began our first week on campus. We had shared the vision of Cru during follow-up appointments, we had executed our first Cru meeting, we had passed out hundreds of flyers. On […]

The Sports Fan Competition

I am fortunate enough to have many friends in different places across the world. In addition, I get the dream job of hanging out with many students every year. Whether I am talking with my uncles about the Chiefs, my college friends about baseball, or the students I work with about college football, being a […]

POLL: NFL Playoffs Divisional Weekend 2017

Whether this is your first poll or your twentieth, I would love to have you join the Sports Fan Competition. I will post the leaderboard next week. Click the picture to get started on this weeks poll.