Perfect Love Casts out Fear: Re-post

Haiden Steingrass – an amazing member of our Jubilee college community has just posted a great article about Fear. It’s worth sharing, and it’s worth reading. What a joy to be surrounded by, to learn from, and to journey with so many incredible young adults as they discern what it means to travel through the world […]

Jubilee Summer Book Club

Looking for something to read this summer? As our Jubilee college students finished up a school years worth of required readings, many of them sent us emails asking if – now that they have time to read something something for pleasure – there were any books they would recommend. Here’s what we suggested: Making Sense of […]

Small Group Tips from Small Group Leaders

15 Small group tips from small group leaders This year at Jubilee, we’ve been blessed with an Awesome group of passionate, relational, and faithful small group leaders.  We asked our current college small group leaders what advice or tips they would give for our new small group leaders as they learn and pray about what […]

Living Water and the Woman at the Well

The Following is a draft of a talk I gave for our Jubilee College Ministry based on John 4 So – we’re in the middle of an all church series based on Gabe Lyons book The Next Christians…looking at who we are as Christians, at who we are called to be in the world.  Last […]

New Every Morning…

A few days ago, my wife  Ashlee was in Chicago with her brother and sister-in-law and their four year old son, Owen.   Own is (and I won’t even pretend that I’m not incredibly biased)theCutest childin the history of all childrenacross all timeand across all species…  Baby pandas got nothing on this kid. (But like […]

Preparing for a New Semester

For those who are wondering – Ashlee Andrews have finally made it back home. After spending almost six weeks apart from one another while she was doing research in India, she is back, and it’s so good to be able to see each other, share meals together, watch Hulu together, and pray together in person. […]

Go, Build, Plant

Reflections on Jeremiah 1:1-9 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. 2 The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, 3 and through the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, down to […]

Under the Unpredictable Tree – assumptions of minsitry

Our Jubilee interns are reading Eugene Peterson’s Under the Unpredictable Plant over the summer.  Reading the book has caused me to pause and think about several of the assumptions I carry with me into college ministry.  After reading the first chapter, here they are: Assumption 1: ‘ The Call’ is Universal. God is calling out to each […]


We’ve been in the middle of a series on relationships at Jubilee.  It has been interesting.  For one, I can’t seem to find one example of what seems like a healthy relationship in the whole Bible!  Does anyone know of one? Perhaps it’s a healthy reminder that God does not choose perfect people to lead.  […]

Bill Paxton vs. Vulnerability

I found myself getting a cup of coffee with a student the other day. It’s something that we try to do at Jubilee whenever we meet someone new.  No sales pitch. No agenda.  Just a cup of coffee.  Sometimes it’s awkward, sometimes its light-hearted and polite, and then sometimes it quickly becomes something much more than […]