Beyond Awkward Videos

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I am so excited to share with you today a FREE video series I have created to help you move Beyond the Awkward tensions you face when sharing your faith. My hope is to help you see the people around you come to Christ.

I took a day in August and filmed three videos to take you deeper into my teaching on evangelism. I focused in on three very specific questions and I really hope my answers help you find more courage and boldness to be the relational witness that God has created you to be.

You can watch the first video here.

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Evangelism or Social Justice?

Sorry I have not been writing lately. I have been up to so many things on campus reaching Greeks (fraternity & sorority) students with the gospel. One of the tensions I am wrestling with as an evangelist and ministry leader is how does evangelism and social justice go together? For so many of us it becomes an “either or” and that is not good enough.

Here is how I am embracing the tension in my neck of the woods.

Row To Row

In our effort to do both great evangelism and pursue social justice, we believe God spoke to us the idea of “Row to Row”. There are two very distinct “Rows” in Los Angeles and they are only miles apart – Greek Row (which is extremely privileged) and Skid Row (which is the largest concentrated place of homelessness in America). We believe God was calling us to be the match maker and to get these two communities knowing each other and working together for transformation in both directions. (Read more)

The USC students have embraced this challenge and have been serving down at the Union Rescue Mission every Friday afternoon. Just this last Saturday they put on an awesome Christmas party for the families.

Row To Row is about connecting people of great privilege (Greek Row) with those of little privilege (Skid Row) so real and transformative relationships can develop.

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Would You Pray With Me?

Would love your prayer for the ministry I am leading here in Los Angeles.

It is all explained inside this email update.

But in short, I moved to Los Angeles three years ago to start ministry to Fraternity and Sorority students with InterVarsity. There are 17 campuses that have Greek Systems in Greater Los Angeles, but Intervarsity was reaching none. So, I was charged to come up with strategy to spread the gospel into the Greek Systems across the 17 campuses.

Right now 6 campuses are sprouting up at once and I feel an urgency to pray and fast. Maybe you would join me?

30 Feet Below: Longing For Joy


This week visiting my in-laws left me wanting for more in a real and physical way. But many times, spiritually speaking, we long for more than we can obtain as well.

If you are feeling a lack of joy, or know someone who is, please share this video with them!

Have a question about connecting to Jesus or sharing him? Leave it here and I’ll answer it!

If you would like my “Spiritual Conversation” handout, grab it here.