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3:00 p.m. Registration Opens 7:30 p.m. Gathering A 10:00 p.m. Late Night Ops


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Workshop 1 Gathering B Lunch Break Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Dinner Break Gathering C Late Night Ops


9:00 a.m. Workshop 4 10:30 a.m. Gathering D


large-group sessions that are held in the main ballroom


smaller-group sessions around specific topics

Welcome............................2 General Info........................3 Jubilee Cross-Cultural............4 Morning & Late Night Ops....6 Maps..................................7 Gathering Notes..................9 Workshop Notes................14 Workshops......................18 Speakers and Artists...........30 Exhibitor Info.....................43 Speaker Books...................44 Recommended Reading......46

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Everything Matters. God made it all, and God cares about it all. It all matters. That’s what Jesus reconciled through His blood on the cross. Everything. That’s what God calls us— as followers of Jesus, enlivened by the Holy Spirit—to engage for His Kingdom’s sake.

The CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life. Our ministry is distinct in three ways: Our ministry is transformational. We challenge the students we serve to submit every area of their lives to Jesus Christ. We partner with churches, colleges and other organizations, placing our staff in strategic positions of influence on campus. Some of our staff people serve as an arm of the local church on campus, while others work as residence hall directors, coaches or student activities directors. We do contextual ministry, meaning that our staff people adjust to the needs of the particular campus at which they serve. No two CCO ministries look exactly alike.


With the world around us shouting at every turn that nothing really matters, it’s time to take a deeper look into the truth of the Gospel and how it absolutely does matter. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the promise that His sacrifice makes possible the redemption and restoration of the whole world—it matters how we treat our roommates, how we view business transactions, how we study, play, work, and interact with everyone we meet. It matters how we will live out our faith in Jesus Christ. We hope that God will expose you to new ideas, new passions, new callings and fresh meaning for your life this weekend. We pray that you will be transformed into a change agent for God’s Kingdom. After all, the whole story of the Bible points us to God’s work of changing a broken world back into the perfectly aligned and thriving creation He originally intended. While we know that Jesus will be the ultimate restorer, as bearers of His image and members of His body, He invites us into the family business—to create signposts in our pieces of the everything that will point toward their ultimate restoration. We have designed this conference to introduce you to people who are seeking to live their lives as those signposts. It is our hope that in hearing from them and from one another as you process what you are hearing, you will understand more deeply your place in the larger work that Christ is doing in the world. We hope that you will hear things that excite you, that challenge you, that confuse you, and that inspire you. Most of all, we hope this weekend isn’t just a weekend for you, but rather a signpost on your journey—the journey of a life animated by Jesus’ love and grace in order to reflect the love and grace of Jesus in all you do. Because it’s really true: everything matters.



You’ll need to wear your name tag for admission to all Jubilee events throughout the weekend. (That’s why we provided the handy and stylish lanyard it hangs on. You’re welcome.)


We’ll refer to Jubilee HQ a lot this weekend. Jubilee HQ is your one-stop source for any information you’ll need about the conference. It is located outside the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom in the Convention Center.


Swing by the store and take advantage of special conference prices! You’ll find books by conference speakers, books by tons of other great authors, and the newest resources from Hearts and Minds Bookstore.

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You cannot call outside the Westin from your hotel room phone. However, you can call from room to room inside the hotel. Room service is available on a cash basis.


Everyone must be checked out of the rooms by 1 PM on Sunday. If you traveled here by car or van, it’s a good idea to check out of your hotel room before Gathering D. Take your luggage to your vehicle and turn your room key in at the front desk.


Your attendance at Jubilee 2012 implies permission for the CCO (and personnel or agencies authorized by them) to reproduce your image, video likeness, and voice in CCO events coverage. Thank you!

houses of worship Allegheny Center Alliance Church 250 East Ohio Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 321-4333 Sunday, 8:30 a.m. First English Evangelical Lutheran Church 615 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 471-8125 Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church 320 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 471-3436 Sunday, 10:45 a.m. St. Benedict the Moor (Roman Catholic) Centre Avenue at Crawford Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 281-3141 Sunday, 9 a.m. Look for CCO staff member Maddie du Breuil at Jubilee HQ at 8:00 a.m. to join the group walking to Mass.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR JUBILEE EXPERIENCE... PRAY The Holy Spirit is the power of this conference. Pray for the sessions, pray for one another, pray for the people you disagree with and those who are driving you crazy. Pray for an open heart. Take a prayer walk through the city. Slip into the Prayer Room (the Armstrong Room at the Westin) for a space to pray or to be prayed for throughout the weekend.


Jubilee gathers together a rare community of people from all over the country. You’ll find women and men who share your calling, interests, passions, and some with whom you have little in common. These connections provide incredible opportunity to explore, discuss, learn, and discern together. Look up friends from previous Jubilees and make new ones. Re-imagine the world together, share what’s working on your campus, put your frustrations and triumphs into words. Meals are a perfect time for this, so never eat alone!


You won’t want to miss the exhibits! You’ll find some wonderful organizations offering great resources and opportunities. Stop by these booths to connect, network, and learn. And this year, you can win prizes by visiting with exhibitors! Stop by at least 10 exhibitor booths, have your card validated after your conversation, then be entered to win prizes!


We’re thrilled that this weekend will challenge you to think in new ways about old ideas, or discover old thoughts about new things. Don’t be afraid to have some fun as you think. God has invited us to be part of his work in the world—that’s a great reason to have a party. Jubilee is our party and we’re so glad you are here!





We host Jubilee Cross-Cultural to promote discipleship for students of color. We want students to recognize their role in global leadership in light of the connection between faith and vocation. The following events and workshops are open to ALL attendees, regardless of race and ethnicity, at no additional cost.


OPEN MIC Bring your spoken word, rap or other musical talents. DLCC West Atrium, following Gathering A





LATE NIGHT PRAYER Come join us for a time of corporate prayer. Whether you’re seeking direction, healing, comfort or peace from God, the Jubilee Cross-Cultural team would love to take your concerns to the Lord with you. We’ll be in the Westmoreland West Room as soon as the Saturday night session ends, and will stay until the last person leaves. Westmoreland West

JUBILEE ASIAN World Made Flesh: Asian American Culture & Identity




Unapologetically, Defiantly, or Not At All: How do YOU celebrate your culture, race, and nationality?



JUBILEE CROSS-CULTURAL DINNER This is a great time to engage with other students and hear from Drs. Carl and Karen Ellis* at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh. There is limited seating; tickets are available to the first 125 students to pick up a ticket at Open Mic Night at or at any of the three Cross-Cultural sessions on Saturday afternoon. Walking directions to the church will be given out with the tickets, and dinner will begin at 5:45 pm. *Do Theology Before It “Undo” You Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. and Karen Angela Ellis How can we share our faith, stand our ground, and disagree with Christianity’s opponents without being disagreeable? Why should we be prepared to give an answer for the hope that we have, and how should we prepare? Learn to argue compassionately and explore practical methods to communicate and defend the faith while the Word of God does the heavy lifting. First Presbyterian Church




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BLUE LIKE JAZZ Religion is complicated. Life is messy. People are crazy. Donald Miller’s bestselling memoir, Blue Like Jazz, is now a full-length film. “The most godless campus in America” becomes the place where Don, a 19-year-old sophomore from Texas, learns about people, grapples with doubt, and begins to see God for who He really is. Set to release in April, this pre-screening of the film is open to the first 200 people to stop by Jubilee HQ right after the Saturday Morning Gathering to pick up a ticket and walking directions to the Harris Theater. The Harris Theater


CROSS-CULTURAL PRAYER Join us in the Westmoreland West Room at the Westin for a time of corporate prayer. Whether you’re seeking direction, healing, comfort, or peace from God, come together with others to lift your requests to the Lord. We’ll be in the Westmoreland West Room as soon as the Saturday night session ends, and will stay until the last person leaves. Westmoreland West


SLEEPING AT LAST Sleeping at Last features singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Ryan O’Neal. Beginning as a Chicago-based teenage garage band, Sleeping at Last now features O’Neal as a solo artist in pursuit of telling stories through melody and a love for words. O’Neal’s music has been featured in TV placements in Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Most recently, the album Yearbook highlights O’Neal’s passion for songwriting through 36 tracks of piano, ukulele, banjo, strings and more. The album also features collaboration with other songwriters, including Jon Foreman. Allegheny Ballrooms 1 & 2

SWING DANCING Grab your dancing shoes, join us in the West Atrium and dance the night away! Never been swing dancing? No worries! All levels of experience are welcome. We’ll start things off with a lesson where you can learn the basics. DLCC West Atrium

OPEN MIC Bring your spoken word, rap or other musical talents. DLCC West Atrium BOARD GAMES Love games? Wanna play? Make your way to the PA Ballrooms. Board games will be provided, and tables set up. Gather a group or come by yourself. Either way, bring your game face, prepare to be silly and get ready to make some new friends. PA Ballrooms PRAYER Join us in the Armstrong Room at the Westin for a time of corporate prayer. Whether you’re seeking direction, healing, comfort, or peace from God, come together with others to lift your requests to the Lord. Armstrong




We are inundated every day with a staggering amount of information. Our gadgets and technology bombard us with words and images, leaving us feeling numb, isolated and confused. What can lead us to a deeper rootedness in Christ? Come and learn about the ancient practice of Lectio Divina which seeks an encounter with Christ that transforms the heart and mind through a deliberate reading of Scripture. Fayette



Please note that both the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the Westin Hotel will be used for Jubilee sessions. There are two ways to walk between the two buildings: 1. Use the skywalk from the second floor of the Westin. You will use an elevator or stairs at the end of the walkway to go up one flight to the ballroom and exhibit hall. 2. Walk outside the Westin and down the sidewalk toward the Convention Center. Take the escalator up two levels and walk down the hallway to the ballroom and exhibit hall.

DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER Gatherings are all held in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom in the Convention Center. Workshop sessions are located in meeting rooms in both the Westin and Convention Center—refer to the workshop schedules for specifics.

Jubilee HQ, the bookstore and exhibit booths are all in the lobby outside of the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom.


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WORKSHOP ONE SATURDAY 9:00 AM Christianity 101 Scott Evans

The word “Christian” has so much undefined baggage attached to it. You may be wondering, what does it mean to be a Christian? Or, what’s all this talk about the “gospel” and how can it change my life? Stop by to have a conversation about what it really means to be a Christian.

DLCC 303

Learning for Life: Following Jesus into the Classroom and Beyond Derek Melleby

A college student once said to me, “I love everything about college, except for the classes!” I can understand where he was coming from. Maybe you can too? Even though college is supposed to be about “getting an education,” deep learning is often hard to achieve. As followers of Jesus, however, we are called to think differently about learning. After all, we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind. This interactive workshop will discuss practical ways that students can connect their faith with their academics.

Bear witness—smartly Donald Opitz

Perhaps by now you have heard of the glorious gospel of the kingdom, and you have begun to consider the implications of the Lordship of Christ for your academic work and vocation. You’ve probably also come to realize that this vision is difficult to maintain on campus, in the midst of so many courses and activities. This workshop is designed to take academic faithfulness to the next level. After a little Bible work and theological reflection, we’ll map out a strategy for deeper Christian thinking, in the classroom and beyond.

Allegheny Ballroom 3

Advancing Kingdom Foretastes through the Stewardship of our Vocations Amy Sherman

King Jesus is on a mission to renew all things and invites us to join Him. Through the strategic and intentional deployment of our vocational talents, we can nurture the common good and bring foretastes of the Kingdom—beauty, justice, peace, wholeness—to our neighbors near and far. We’ll examine what this looks like by hearing stories of individuals from diverse occupations who have creatively connected their faith with their daily work.

DLCC 301 & 302

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WORKSHOP TWO SATURDAY 2:30 PM A Dance Workshop: The Gospel & the Body Emily SoRelle Adams

This session is geared towards intermediate to advanced dancers of all dance backgrounds. It will begin with a master class, infusing classical, contemporary and modern dance movement. The session will conclude with a discussion about the reality of our physical brokenness and how the Gospel gives us the hope and assurance of a renewed body and spirit. Please wear comfortable clothing and socks to dance in!

DLCC West Atrium

The Artist & The Kingdom Kenyon Adams

Many today are realizing that all of the thinking in the world will not give us the spiritual life we desire or produce lasting change in our hearts. As James K.A. Smith reminds us, we are not, after all, “brains on a stick.” Christians actually rely on intuition, imagination and aesthetic sensibilities to navigate the working of the Holy Spirit and the complexities of human desire. In this session, we will discuss how artists can re-identify with the calling of God’s people, and how their gifts are meant to sustain the church’s imaginative exploration of our not-so-simple, not-so-black-and-white world. The contribution of artists could determine the church’s ability to engage the human heart and to join the whirling dance of the Triune God.

DLCC 303


Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Business is the new church—people find their identity through work, make friends there, even find their mates there. Business philanthropy often exceeds that of the church. And business shapes the way we do education, healthcare, arts, technology and even government. Does God care about business? If so, why? When? How? And who? Are you equipped to become a leader in this most essential of cultural spheres?

DLCC 306

Being and Becoming a Physicist of Faith Marty Baylor Reed

Although I accepted Christ as a child, my faith was not my own—it was the acceptance of my parent’s beliefs. This shaky foundation began to crumble in college, and I started to put more faith in science than in my childhood beliefs. Eventually, even science failed me and I was headed for destruction. In my darkest despair, my pastor told me I needed to integrate my science and my faith, which put me on a path to rebuilding my life. As I researched Christianity and the other major religions of the world, I searched for God and found Christ! This workshop will explore my journey of faith and look at how faith impacts how and why I do physics.

Faith and the Novelist J. Mark Bertrand

J. Mark Bertrand is a novelist and a Christian. Does that make the novels he writes Christian? In this workshop, Bertrand will explore this question and many others related to the writing life, including the novel as a record of spiritual experience and the evangelical taste for “christened genre fiction.” He will share his own experiences working as a novelist, discuss the influence of theology on his writing, and field questions from the audience.

Westmoreland East

At the Intersection of Faith and Architecture David Greusel, faia

What does it mean to be a Christian architect? Is there such a thing as Christian architecture? How can design professionals practice in a way that is reinforced by and does not contradict their faith? Do Christians encounter obstacles to practicing a design or technical profession that other professionals don’t? David Greusel has thought long and hard about these and other questions and is eager to interact with you about them.

DLCC 305

Making a Difference (and a Living) in the Social Sciences David Kinnaman

One of the great parts of Jubilee is getting to talk about the intersection of faith and career. If you’re interested in (or just curious about) the social sciences, come hear David Kinnaman, president (and Chief Geek) of Barna Group. Kinnaman is the author of two research-based books, unChristian and You Lost Me, and will be your guide to thinking about careers in this field. Bring your questions and expect lots of interaction!

DLCC 304

Called to Campus? Discerning if you should go into college ministry Stephen Lutz

The work of a campus minister can be a lot of fun, but it’s not all hanging out, drinking coffee, and playing ultimate Frisbee. It’s a vocation for transforming lives. It’s about leadership, communication, service, influence, and innovation. It’s missions to the most exciting and strategic people-group in the world. It’s changing the world, one student at a time. If you’ve ever thought about going into college ministry, or even if you haven’t, come to this session to explore what college ministry is, what it requires of you, and practical ways to discern if you are called to it.


DLCC 307


Faith in Design

Integration of Faith and Law

Our God is a God of creativity, of story. It does not happen by accident, but rather through a divine process that involves our relationship with the Creator. Join Peter McGowan as he explores the creative process and challenges the idea that “there is nothing new under the sun.” We will consider the Old Testament as well as the New Testament to juxtapose the letter and application of the Spirit of the Law. You have been given a canvas; what will you use to create a masterpiece with the Master Artist?

“What are lawyers good for, anyway?” In this session, we’ll explore the question of whether ordinary law practice can have redeeming value in God’s kingdom. And as we try to answer that question, we’ll discuss how we might best seek what God is about in the law and human legal institutions, and how we might discern whether and in what ways He “calls” us to the legal profession. If you are thinking about law school, this session is for you. We’ll address broader questions about the apparent evil and corruption in the justice system and examine creative ways to think and act Christianly in light of those challenges and our diverse callings in and around the law.

Peter McGowan


Christians and History: Getting at the Truth Eric Miller

If the primary responsibility of historians is to tell the truth about the past, how should historians who profess faith in Christ approach this task? In this workshop, we will examine the dominant responses to this question as they have emerged over the past century of professional scholarship, highlighting both the intellectual context of these developments and the new possibilities the postmodern moment presents.

Cambria East

Rage Against the Machine? A Time for Reformation in an Age of Engineering Ryan O’Dowd

The engineers of today have inherited the sacred role once held by the ancient priest. Surely politicians, CEOs and celebrities dominate the public eye, but it is the modern engineer that makes it all possible, enchanting life with beauty, speed, comfort and accessibility. From computers, cars, satellites and buildings to cell phones, pacemakers, microchips and batteries, engineers touch every aspect of the modern life. How much is too much? And where might our technology be robbing us of our humanity? More than ever, Christians need to think Christianly about our use of technology.

Westmoreland Central

Pastoring as a Friend of Sinners Joel Repic

With massive shifts in culture and the Church itself, the question of how to do pastoral ministry is more relevant than ever before. How does one faithfully live and preach the Gospel—both within the context of the Church and also on the streets of hurting neighborhoods? What does it mean to be a missionary-pastor who is on a mission to the Church as well as to the world? And what are the prophetic and shepherding responsibilities of pastors as they resist empire even as they bless those within it? By working toward a philosophy of ministry that has Jesus, Friend of Sinners, at its core, we can learn valuable lessons in leading the Church.

Somerset West

Mike Schutt

Cambria West

Honoring God in Government: Promoting Justice in Public Service Stephanie Summers and Panel of Public Servants

As citizens, often in anger or in bewilderment, we wonder whether politicians and those in government are there to serve us or to serve themselves. It is the contention of the Center for Public Justice that those in government are called to do justice, a calling that is articulated in scripture. Our moderated panel includes former and current public servants from different agencies and offices, various levels of government, and diverse partisan commitments. They will discuss how the God-ordained norm of doing justice is embodied in their work. Panelists include current and former national and local public servants. Sponsored by the Center for Public Justice.

DLCC 301 & 302

Decide Now to Have Influence in the Marketplace Jeremy Walls

Jeremy will give his testimony and describe experiences working in the sports industry. We will examine the biblical book of Daniel and discuss what it teaches us about having influence on those with whom we work.

DLCC 310

There’s a Monster in Room 301: What I’ve learned about Jesus as a public school teacher Matthew Worthington

Is God calling you to a career in urban or rural education? Or how about just working with families and communities in urban or rural areas? Hear from a middle school educator in the highly controversial Washington, DC Public School System, who has worked with some of America’s most beautiful, yet underserved, populations. Listen and discuss as Matt shares stories from his journey of following Jesus into the classroom.

Allegheny Ballroom 3


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WORKSHOP THREE SATURDAY 4:00 PM Unapologetically, Defiantly, or Not At All: How Do YOU Celebrate Your Culture, Race, and Nationality? Michelle Ayala-Rivera

If we believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made, if we believe God has orchestrated everything in accordance with the specific plan He has for our lives, if we believe everything matters, then what does that say about the culture/race/nationality in which God created us? What role does it play in our life and calling? From those who are ashamed of it to those who may over-zealously glorify it and everyone in between, this session will explore what’s at the heart of the matter and what the Word of God says about the significance of this purposeful facet of our identity.

Westmoreland West

Studying abroad and expanding your faith Amanda Becker

Studying abroad—being in a foreign country with new surroundings, language, culture and away from “normal” life—can be overwhelming. It’s a big adjustment that is more challenging when a student does not have his or her family, friends and Christian community to help support them. Giving students tools and opportunities in their host city can ensure that, while abroad, they’re able to live out their Christian faith in every aspect of their lives. Being abroad is the perfect time to be on mission for Christ and share the Gospel with people who may not understand His love. Studying abroad and doing mission work is a great way to see God’s work being done around the world.

Cambria West

Interested in Campus Ministry? CCO Panel

Interested in campus ministry but worried because you’re not a Bible major? Come hear from four CCO staff members who together have served over 20 years on campus and in supervisory positions, none of whom majored in Bible, theology or anything related. They come from differing undergraduate majors, including psychology, communications and philosophy. All four are still serving the CCO and have completed master’s degrees in higher education and counseling, along with pursuing a seminary degree. Hear what drew them to campus ministry from their fields of study, how their fields are relevant and what they have valued about their time with the CCO. All things belong to God and He can use any field of study to serve Him in vocational ministry!

PA Ballrooms

World Made Flesh Michael Chen

“Asian American” is a broad, sweeping term that encompasses many people and experiences. Recently, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother brought attention to the question, “What does it mean to be good and Asian?” Come join a conversation about Asian-American cultural dynamics and how the Gospel speaks to pressing issues in the community. Is there such a thing as Asian-American aesthetics? And just what contribution might Asian Americans make to the life of the church and service to the world? Come find out about the Bruce Lee Generation. Non-Asians welcome.

Butler West

The End of the University

Timothy Cook and Andrew Heffner

In an age of rising costs and economic distress, the value and purpose of the University has come into question. Many critics are questioning the old model, and some are giving up on it entirely. With student debt now surpassing a trillion dollars, we’ve been forced to ask these questions: What is the purpose of the college experience? Is it preparing us to live better after we graduate? Does it have to cost so much? The founders of The Saxifrage School, a college redesign project, are trying to address these questions by founding a new sort of college. Join our conversation about the past, present, and future of higher education.

Butler East

Thug Spirituality Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

An analysis of how African-American culture today has reached a crisis of identity and direction, this talk traces the decline of historic African-American cultural core values that provided the basis of great 20th Century movements—namely, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Consciousness Movement. This talk presents suggestions on how we can restore these values and effectively address this cultural crisis, biblically and theologically.


Animal Welfare and the Church Christine Gutleben

The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, works with faith communities and leaders to recognize and re-imagine stewardship. In 2008, the organization released the powerful 26-minute film, Eating Mercifully, which examines critical findings of a Pew Commission report on U.S. industrial animal agriculture, and considers the issue from several Christian viewpoints. Watch the film and hear from Christine Gutleben, Senior Director of Faith Outreach for The HSUS, and Kevin Fulton, Nebraska cattle rancher, as they discuss issues raised in the film and our responsibilities towards the animals we use for food.  Learn about simple changes that can make a huge difference in the lives of millions of animals.

DLCC 306


Seek God. Seek Justice.

Creating Space to Discern Your Calling

God has provided us with all we need to bring his light to a hurting world. Often, however, we can feel removed from the reality of pain and injustice that the majority of people in the world face every day. What difference can we make to people suffering from human trafficking, slavery, and other forms of violent oppression? Well, it turns out that God’s Word has the answer! Come join International Justice Mission staff to pray and learn about God’s heart of justice and great love for the oppressed, his clear call to us to bring rescue, and how students are making a powerful difference in the lives of people suffering from violence here in the U.S. and around the world.

Parker Palmer said, “We find our callings by claiming authentic selfhood, by being who we are, by dwelling in the world as [our self ] rather than straining to be [someone else]. The deepest vocational question is not ‘What ought I do with my life?’ It is the more elemental and demanding ‘Who am I?’” If we are to genuinely discern who God has made us to be, we must have uncluttered time and space to discern with others, in the world. Come explore how taking a year in Pittsburgh to work, serve, and pray, in the city and in community, can, does and will bring clarity to our questions of identity and calling. This workshop will be facilitated by Pittsburgh Year, an association of one-year programs (PULSE, WCD, Pittsburgh Fellows, Change of Heart) dedicated to developing communities of young leaders to seek the peace of the city of Pittsburgh.

Christa Hayden

Allegheny Ballroom 3

Is God a Sports Fan? Brad Henderson

Let’s face it, we live in a sports-crazy society. Love it or hate it, Christian athletes have a huge podium to reach people for Christ. Tim Tebow has become a “lightning rod” of attention; is this good or bad for the cause of Christ? How should Christian athletes handle themselves in our sports-crazy world?

DLCC 304

10 Essentials for College Students Eric Mason

There is much crowding of life for college students which can make for a lack of clarity and a need to become centered and grounded. Join us as we talk about a barrage of issues, like decision-making, relationships, career stuff, spiritual life, church and the future. We will explore the scriptures and how they center us in real life— Proverbs 16 style.

DLCC 310

Intellectuals and Modern America Eric Miller

All societies in history have had seers, teachers, and guides. But only modern societies have “intellectuals.” What does the emergence in the modern world of the social type “intellectual” mean? By viewing a series of clips of intellectuals in action, we will grapple with this question, seeking to understand more fully the broad historical trajectory of which intellectuals are a part. We will also consider possible directions for Christians who seek to engage in salutary fashion the contemporary nexus of ideas, society, and culture.

Cambria East

Pittsburgh Year


Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Joel Repic

Models of ministry that involve programs for making a difference in neighborhoods can be powerful pictures of Christ. But before we talk about programs that make a difference, let’s talk about neighbors who make a difference. True neighborhood change begins with individuals who can see the Spirit already at work in their neighborhood, listen to others well, and become a compassionate local presence. Come hear how friendship and neighborly love are providing a basis for community healing (including thriving ministry programs) in the hurting steel town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. By being committed to a practical vision of stable presence in the lives of those who live near us, we can see glimpses of the Kingdom coming to our very own streets.

Somerset West

Porn-Again Christians: Splintered Sex & Hollowed Hearts in a Porno Culture Marc Santom

God creates sex—and it is so good. Man takes sex and splinters it with his lust and hollows it out with his idolatrous heart. He invents porn. Suddenly, sex seems only a shell of what it could be. Let’s not be bashful. Let’s take some time to come together and speak candidly about the nature of our sexuality, the DNA of porn and how Jesus stands with us in the midst of our pain, addictions and fragmented longings. After all, Jesus knows a thing or two about touching broken hearts, wandering eyes, raging hormones and tainted relationships with His redemptive touch.

Westmoreland Central


Going into Missions for All the Wrong Reasons Joanna Stewart

Whether in the developing world, in a savvy European city, or in our own hometowns, we are trained to have all the answers and to be ready to preach the good news at every opportunity. The goal is to serve the poor, to change the world, to save the lost. But what if we’ve got it all wrong? What if we are to be less so God can be more? What if the goal is Christ alone? Is that enough? Joanna Stewart became a missionary for all of these wrong reasons (and lots more), and has served God despite herself in Uganda and Prague. She is currently heading to London, England.

Somerset East

God on the Campaign Trail

21st Century Samaritans Sam Van Eman

Jesus used the parable of the Good Samaritan to describe what it means to be a neighbor. Yet unless we become paramedics or philanthropists, not many of us will ever lift someone physically from a ditch, bandage his wounds and pay for his medical expenses out of pocket. How then can we apply this story? Specifically, how can we apply this story to what we plan to spend 45% of our awake-lives doing? This interactive session will employ brainstorming, pencil drawing, a tale of missed opportunity, and bad college recruiting slogans, all to explore the neighborly aspect of work. Most importantly, we’ll consider how Jesus might retell his famous parable with you—in your job—as the Good Samaritan.

Westmoreland East

Stephanie Summers, Michael Gerson, Gideon Strauss and co.

Faith and Film: What Would Jesus See?

DLCC 301 & 302

It is Friday afternoon, you just finished your last class for the week, lost an intramural game of soccer, and are heading to the dining hall to grab a bite to eat. A friend recommends that a group of you go to see a film later. You might be tempted to just say “yes” and go to whatever film is most popular this week. At week’s end you just want to sit back, relax and be entertained for while. It’s just a movie after all. Does it really matter? As followers of Jesus, Christians are called to be really, really in the world, and yet not be of it. How is this possible? By thinking about discernment as a gift of the Holy Spirit, this workshop will explore the tools of discernment that are needed to view films thoughtfully. The danger is that we will either isolate ourselves and demonize popular culture, or uncritically consume films as “just entertainment.” A discernment model allows for a more nuanced view of engaging films, recognizing both the good, the true, and the beauty within it, as well as the way evil influences and distorts.

Religious rhetoric in political campaigns raises questions for the public and media professionals alike. Does such rhetoric belong in the public square? How should we as Christ-followers respond to religious rhetoric of candidates for public office? Are there questions that should not be asked? Or does everything about a candidate’s faith matter? This panel discussion will explore these and other questions, including time for questions from attendees. Sponsored by the Center for Public Justice.

start something that matters TOMS Shoes

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from other innovative organizations, such as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. Join the TOMS session to watch a 20-minute film, featuring interviews with Scott Harrison, Lauren Bush, Tony Hsieh and the other social entrepreneurs featured in the book. Conversation and Q&A to follow.

DLCC 303

Greg Veltman

DLCC 307

Cultivating Compassion: On Learning to Care Matt Ward

As we learn more about the injustices in our world, we find an ever-growing web of complexity and brokenness. The more we know, the more tendency we have to become paralyzed and apathetic. The most logical and protective responses to the world’s issues are to become cynical or embrace stoicism, yet as Christians we have an extra set of facts that tell a different, fuller story. It’s this information that offers a third way of compassion—not out of naïveté, but out of an understanding of the complexity and the costs. This way of compassionate and aware living does not come naturally; it must be developed. We must learn to care: to know, to love, and to act.

DLCC 305


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WORKSHOP FOUR SUNDAY 9:00 AM Using Optics to Solve Problems Marty Baylor Reed

I was first introduced to lasers when I approached a physics professor to do an independent study where physics destroyed economics. He humored me, and I worked on repairing an old gas laser in order to burn a hole through my economics textbook. Since then, I have maintained my interest in optics and am intrigued by its use for solving interesting real-world problems. In this workshop, I will discuss how optics can be used to solve the cocktail party problem: separating multiple signals received at the same sensors, like your brain separating multiple voices reaching your ears. I will also discuss efforts to miniaturize optical systems to make them practical for everyday use.

DLCC 307

Let the unbeliever preach: using Romans 1:18-23 to find Christ in your culture Karen Angela Ellis

Explore the ways in which our unbelieving culture unwittingly preaches and promotes Christ, and learn practical ways to create an effective apologetic for Christianity using the culture’s own words and paradigms. This talk explores themes of common grace, meta- and micro-narrative, belonging, identity and redemption in today’s movies, visual art and popular music.

Cambria West

Christianity 101 Scott Evans

The word “Christian” has so much undefined baggage attached to it. You may be wondering, what does it mean to be a Christian? Or, what’s all this talk about the “gospel” and how can it change my life? Stop by to have a conversation about what it really means to be a Christian.

DLCC 303

The long and winding road of relationships…I hate waiting

God’s Plan for Sex and Sexuality: Living Single and Sexually Whole in a SexuallyBroken World

Ever ask yourself, “Can’t I just find Mr. or Mrs. Right and be happy?” Or think, “Can’t relationships be simple?” Or, “Does the road to a great relationship have to be long, winding and filled with waiting?” The goal of this session is to root ourselves in scripture in order for our relationships to go in the direction God wants. Not my way, not your way, not our friends’ way but God’s way alone. Get some tips and strategies for moving forward, down the path God wants. Find God’s blueprint for building relationships that last.

We will examine the biblical concept of sexuality, with God as Creator and Lord of all that there is—including our bodies and our sexuality. We, then, are not the owners of our bodies, drives and desires—we are stewards of God’s good gifts, and are accountable to Him for how we use them. From 1 Corinthians 7, we will look at God’s plan for sex and sexuality for single and married people, and how we can encourage and nurture one another to be faithful stewards of this wonderful treasure.

The Power of Doubt

Taking the next step: getting to the “do” part

Amy Beck

Tim Geiger

Allegheny Ballroom 3

Westmoreland Central

J. Mark Bertrand

How we respond to our doubts says a lot about the nature of our faith. When God commanded Abraham to take the life of his son, what was going through the patriarch’s mind? Surely he had qualms about performing such a terrible act, even in the name of God. In this workshop, novelist J. Mark Bertrand will explore the power of doubt with help from the book of Genesis, the philosophical writings of Soren Kierkegaard, Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, and Walker Percy’s novel The Moviegoer.

Westmoreland East

abortion & adoption: chance > Choice Johnny Carr

This workshop will address creating a culture where babies are given a chance at life instead of being treated as a choice. We will offer counseling tips for leaders and will also discuss the western church’s response as being “Whole Life” versus “Pro Life.”

DLCC 310 26

Bob Goff

Everyone has an idea. The problem often times is how to take it from the idea to the implementation. You may not know all of the steps, but most people know what the next step is. What do you do to take the next step? We will talk about practical steps in starting a nonprofit, starting an airline, starting a law firm, starting a diplomatic consulate, picking a fight with corrupt institutions and leaking Jesus. Hopefully, you’ll walk away with a clearer idea of how to bring strategic whimsy to what God has you dreaming about doing.

DLCC 306

The Biblical Idea of Leadership Marcus Goodyear

At The High Calling, Marcus has learned from high-powered, successful leaders. But what does the Bible say about leadership?

Cambria East

Listening to Pop Music as a Spiritual Discipline Ken Heffner

If all things are made in Christ, all things are being ruined by sin, and all things are being made new in Christ, then there are no parts of life that are not of interest to Christians. Everything matters, including the music that we listen to and love. How do we listen to music in a way that both recognizes where God shows up in the world, and also recognizes where sin distorts our ability to see and experience that reality? This workshop will be a music-listening session, where we explore how to listen to music “Christianly.” We will practice this through listening to some contemporary examples in pop music, like the indie rocker Bon Iver, the pop star Florence + the Machine, and the hip-hop artist Shad.

Painted Up Like Jezebel: Lipstick, Legalism, and Beyond Kristie Martel

“When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out of the window” (2 Kings 9:30). Cosmetics have endured a number of critiques and reactions from various groups, from liberal feminists to conservative Christians. The history of cosmetics and the Christian church is not a pretty one. What are the reasons for this tenuous relationship? Are cosmetics a result of victimization or self-expression? As Christians, how should we view cosmetics? This seminar will address the complexities inherent in cosmetics as well as some possible responses from a Christian worldview. Maybe there’s more to mascara than meets the eye.


DLCC 301 & 302

Rather than focus on theological abstract, John and Kathy talk about real issues which real Christians face everyday.

Join the conversation.

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Speak out! Get Loud! #endofAIDS Adam Phillips

We have the potential to finally turn the tide on AIDS and to get to a point, by 2015, where the beginning of the end of AIDS is in sight. Now more than ever, we must recommit ourselves to the fight against HIV and to achieving specific, measurable goals. By 2015, we want to see a world in which: (1) no child is born with HIV, (2) 15 million people are accessing AIDS treatment, and (3) the rate of new HIV infections is drastically reduced. Learn the role advocacy plays in making big change, and how your local community can get involved.

DLCC 305

Don’t Use the M-Word: How to be an un-missionary Mark Stewart

In many places around the world, it is illegal to identify yourself as a missionary. In many others, the term carries so much baggage that it is impossible for a missionary to even get a conversation started. Mark Stewart seeks to function as an “un-missionary” in the city centers of Europe, in the prayerful hope that he might connect “with those who have never met a Christian, and those who never want to meet another one.” In this workshop, Mark will address the cultural tension between being “known” as a missionary, and acting like one.

Somerset East

Living through an election year without having your head explode Gideon Strauss

In this workshop, we will explore our calling to be citizens in the context of this year’s election of a president. How do we escape cynicism, overcome apathy, and endure coarseness? Is there a way to think biblically about justice, political institutions, the democratic process, and our deep differences? How, practically, should we be involved as future or new voters...and, really, do we have to? Sponsored by the Center for Public Justice.

“The Kingdom of God is like…”: Jesus as a Storyteller and Novelist Jonathan Weyer

Jesus often told stories to illustrate what he meant by the “Kingdom of God.” His stories often hid his meaning, made people think, and very often left the final answer open to discussion. In other words, He continued the long standing Biblical tradition of using stories to reveal Himself. Minister and novelist Jonathan Weyer will explore how Jesus told stories, the truths they revealed—or concealed—and how understanding Walker Percy’s quote, “The Incarnation not only made redemption possible for mankind, but it also gave us the novel,” helps us understand the Kingdom of God.

Butler East

Redefining Success: The Life and Work of Jeremiah Rodger Woodworth

“We don’t like lepers or losers very well; we prefer climbers and comers.” —Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. To many, “successism” is our culture’s religion. If you are successful, you can’t be all bad. Most definitions involve achievements, acquisitions and acclamations. Success is “the good life”—it is coveted, copied and chased after. It breeds success. Yet by these measurements, Jeremiah was not successful. He preached for forty years and nobody listened to him. He was poor, rejected and imprisoned. But measured by God, Jeremiah was a huge success, measured according to obedience and faithfulness. How do we live life at its best? How do we work and minister with excellence and not succumb to our culture’s successism? How can we risk radical obedience and faithfulness in the face of opposition and personal cost? God may have the answer to these questions and others as we discuss the life and work of His successful servant Jeremiah.

Butler West

DLCC 304

From King to Obama: Have We Reached the “Promised Land” Yet? Gene Tibbs

We’ll explore the social, political, economic, cultural and collective consciousness developments of Black history, from the time of Dr. King until now—the so-called “post-racial Age of Obama”— and determine whether Black Americans have finally crossed into a figurative and substantive “Promised Land” phase in this country. Does God have anything to do with the Black American journey from then until now? What does this mean for the future of Black America, and what should Black Christian students do to prepare for this future?

Somerset West



AND ARTISTS Emily SoRelle Adams Dancer and Teacher

Emily SoRelle Adams is a freelance dancer and teacher based in New York City. Emily has been blessed with the opportunity to work with several companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New Chamber Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet and CT Ballet. She is one of the founding leaders of the Dancer’s Vocational Group, a ministry of the Center for Faith & Work.

Kenyon Adams

Musician and Actor

Kenyon Adams is a New York City-based singer, actor and musician with a passion to see artists embodying their faith in community. Recently, he became a member of the band American Restless with whom he currently writes and performs. In 2012, Kenyon will also make an appearance in the feature film Abigail Harm. Kenyon currently works in Arts Ministries at the Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, where he continues to nurture community and dialogue among the arts community.

Katherine Leary Alsdorf Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Faith & Work

Katherine founded the Center for Faith & Work to help people nurture a meaningful integration between their faith and their professional work. Prior to this ministry role at Redeemer, Katherine served 20 years in the high tech industry. Katherine became a Christian mid-career in New York City through the ministries of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and has taken seminary classes at Regent College in Vancouver.

Michelle Ayala-Rivera

Director of The Sabbath House

Michelle Ayala-Rivera is a wife, international motivational speaker, and Nuyorican from the Bronx. Michelle is currently the Director of The Sabbath House in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, Ariel, and where she is completing her first book. She earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1998, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. Michelle decided to leave a successful career in engineering to pursue her passion working with young people.


Marty Baylor Reed

Physicist and Professor

Currently an assistant professor of physics at Carleton College specializing in optical signal processing, Marty’s first job was working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center at age 16. Years later, she returned to NASA to design telescopes to study the aurora on Jupiter and optical test beds to study MEMs mirrors and shutters for use in the Infrared Spectrometer in the James Webb Space Telescope.

Amy Beck

Client Services Director for the Women’s Choice Network

For the last three years, Amy has served as the Director of Client Services for a pregnancy ministry called Women’s Choice Network, providing the choice for life by serving women and men in the Pittsburgh area. Women’s Choice Network unashamedly shares Christ’s love in practical ways. The network of medical and ministry centers offers free and confidential resources to women and men who have questions about pregnancy, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases and related issues.

Amanda Becker

International Educator

After graduating from college, Amanda was a crisis counselor in Pennsylvania for over a year before she decided to look into a career in international education. Amanda works with Veritas Christian Study Abroad. Having studied abroad herself, and having been a part of many mission trips, she was excited to promote a program that combines the two.

J. Mark Bertrand

Author and Novelist

J. Mark Bertrand is the author of three crime novels—Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and Nothing to Hide (forthcoming in July 2012)—as well as the primer Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World, which David Naugle dubbed “a rich gift to serious citizens of the kingdom of God.” He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and serves on the faculty of Worldview Academy.

Robin Capcara

Graduate Student and Faculty Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Robin Capcara works with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Graduate and Faculty Ministries. She is building a witnessing community of faculty at the major research universities of Pittsburgh. Robin has worked in university- and church-based ministry for over 30 years—21 of them with the CCO! She’s currently at work on a book about the lives of female saints— famous and not-so-famous women from church history.

Johnny Carr

National Director of Church Partnerships, Bethany Christian Services

Before coming to Bethany Christian Services, Johnny was the Pastor of Ministry and Leadership Development at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Johnny is a conference speaker and orphan care advocate to denominations, national religious associations and conferences. He is also author of the forthcoming book, FOUND, that challenges churches to rethink how they have handled issues directly related to orphan care. Johnny believes that the Church must take the lead in the world’s orphan crisis.

Michael Chen

CCO Campus Minister, Philadelphia Universities

Michael S. Chen is a campus minister with the CCO in partnership with City Church Philadelphia. Before coming to the CCO, Mike spent several years working with students in New York City, Dublin, Princeton, and also interned with the pastoral staff at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Originally recruited to play ice hockey at Dartmouth College, he discovered a passion for ministry and later attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity. To nurture his love for arts and culture, he is an occasional improvisational cellist, and is currently working on a children’s book about a hippopotamus named Augustine.

Tim Cook

Founder and Director of The Saxifrage School College Redesign Project

Tim Cook is the founder and director of The Saxifrage School College Redesign Project. He is especially focused on the economic realities that students face, and the historical purpose of the University model. When he isn’t trying to rethink American higher education, he builds museum exhibits and is an avid cyclist.

Dr. Carl R. Ellis Jr.

President of Project Joseph

In 1969, Carl Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister with Tom Skinner Associates in New York. Since then, he has served the church and the university, as pastor, faculty member, and dean. He currently serves on the faculty at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas and Alternate Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he is also President of Project Joseph, a ministry that seeks to equip the church for today’s challenges.

Karen Angela Ellis Performing Artist

For 19 years, Karen Angela Ellis has enjoyed a ministry of encouragement in the Performing Arts. She became a Christian in 1993, the same year she received her master’s degree from Yale University’s Fine Arts program. Karen has since performed internationally in radio, television, film and on Broadway National Tours, as well as in rural third world villages. Karen is currently finishing her Master of Arts in Religion in Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, where she is continually fascinated by the zone where performing arts and theology intersect.

Scott Erickson Artist

Scott is a working studio artist as well as an experiential artist, bringing the making of art into public spaces. Scott has collaborated with a number of nonprofits, such as WorldVision and International Justice Mission, using his art skills for advocacy and fundraising. He has also worked with a number of musicians and has been on two nationwide tours making art in live concert settings.

Scott Evans

CCO Staff Director for Central Pennsylvania

Scott Evans’ creed is “to know God and help college students know him too.” An ordained minister in the Bible Fellowship Church, Scott has worked as an accountant, a youth pastor, and a CCO campus minister. Today, Scott serves with the CCO as Staff Director of Central Pennsylvania and ministers to student-athletes on the campus of Franklin and Marshall College.

Tim Geiger

Director of HARVEST USA’s Greater Pittsburgh Region

Rev. Timothy Geiger is Director of Harvest USA’s Greater Pittsburgh Region. A native of Philadelphia, Tim first learned of Harvest USA in 1997 after he had been struggling with same-sex attraction and a whole array of other addictions for about 20 years. The Lord used the ministry of Harvest USA to strongly impact Tim’s repentance and faith. He has been on staff with Harvest USA since 1999, both as a volunteer and as a paid staff member.


Michael J. Gerson

Author, Columnist and Senior Advisor at One

Michael J. Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in the Washington Post. Gerson is a Senior Advisor at ONE, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Public Justice. A former top aide to President George W. Bush, whom he served as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning, Gerson is the author of Heroic Conservatism and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era.

Saleem Ghubril

Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Promise

Saleem Ghubril is a committed and passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs. In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization. He is currently the volunteer co-pastor of Mosaic Community Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.

Bob Goff

Founder and CEO of Restore International

Bob Goff is an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit organization that endeavors to address atrocities and injustices throughout the world. As an attorney, Bob shares leadership in a Washington law firm, Goff & DeWalt. Additionally, he serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School, where he teaches Nonprofit Law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches Business Law.


Marcus Goodyear is Senior Editor for the Foundations for Laity Renewal, a Texas nonprofit founded by the H.E. Butt Foundation in Kerrville, Texas. He edits Christianity Today’s and leads a large editorial team at The High Calling, an online magazine and community that explores the integration of faith and work. He is also the author of the awardwinning poetry collection, Barbies at Communion.


David Greusel

Architect, Speaker and Author

An architect by profession, David Greusel has over 30 years of experience in every major role in architectural practice, including management, marketing, design, and technical aspects of projects. He is founding principal of Convergence Design, a practice specializing in places for people to gather. David was the lead designer for Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. His first professional book, Architect’s Essentials of Presentation Skills, is available from John Wiley & Sons.

Shaun Groves


Shaun Groves is a communicator who’s known by a lot of titles: Singer/ songwriter. Speaker. Blogger. Husband. Daddy. Friend. He is helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world, desperate to be saved from poverty. After traveling to El Salvador with Compassion International, Shaun and his family began to live more simply, so they could afford to help others simply live.

Christine Gutleben

Senior Director, Faith Outreach, The Humane Society of the United States

Since joining The Humane Society in March 2007, Gutleben has attracted hundreds of religious leaders and individuals to the cause of animal protection, securing their support for animal welfare policies, campaigns and programs. She hosts annual meetings for faith leaders at HSUS headquarters to form partnerships that address the widespread abuses of animals in the U.S., and she co-produced the powerful film, Eating Mercifully, which examines Christian perspectives on factory farming.

Christa Hayden

Director of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission

Christa speaks at churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic, equipping and mobilizing congregations to begin their journey of prayer, study, and engagement in both local and international justice ministry. The International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue and rehabilitation, to prosecute perpetrators and to build capacity within broken public justice systems so that the poor are protected.

Andrew Heffner

Assistant Director of The Saxifrage School College Redesign Project

Andrew studied literature at Calvin College and has a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Geneva College. Prior to his work with the Saxifrage School, Andrew worked with the CCO for four years and cares deeply about the college student experience. Although born in Pittsburgh, Andrew spent his formative days in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but has since returned home and now lives in Pittsburgh’s East End.

Ken Heffner

Director of Student Activities and Festival of Faith & Music, Calvin College

Ken Heffner is Director of Student Activities and Director of the Festival of Faith & Music at Calvin College, a Christian college in Grand Rapids Michigan. Calvin has a weekly concert series which has included Lupe Fiasco, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Mavis Staples and Switchfoot, to name a few.

Brad Henderson

President of the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation

Rev. Dr. Brad Henderson is the President of the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation. He also serves as the team chaplain for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. Dr. Henderson earned his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Leadership/ Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Joy Ike

Singer & Songwriter

Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor. Her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the title of Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Best Solo Artist” for the third year in a row, the chance to open for a number of national touring acts, and the opportunity to play festivals such as Lilith Fair, Purple Door, and Calvin College’s Festival of Faith & Music.

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David Kinnaman

President of Barna Group

David Kinnaman is the president and majority owner of Barna Group, a visionary research and resource company located in Ventura, California. Kinnaman is the author of the best-selling books, unChristian and You Lost Me, both of which explore the attitudes of 16- to 29-year-olds in relation to Christianity, church and culture. He speaks frequently on topics of spiritual and cultural trends, teenagers and young adults, vocation, calling, and leadership.

Stephen Lutz

CCO Campus Minister, Penn State University

Stephen Lutz is a campus minister with the CCO at Penn State in University Park, PA, and a pastor with Calvary Church. He is the author of College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture, a book on missional campus ministry. Steve has helped start campus ministries, a church, and is the founder of, an organization that gives hope to survivors of sexual abuse.

Kristie Martel

CCO Staff Worker, Center for Faith and Practice at Geneva College

Kristie Martel is on CCO staff with the Center for Faith and Practice at Geneva College. Her ministry includes discipling women through small groups and meaningful conversations. She also works with the Asian and Pacific Islander student fellowship. Kristie studied chemistry at Kenyon College, where she was involved in the ministry of the CCO as a student. She also holds a master’s degree in higher education from Geneva College.

Eric Mason

Co-Founder & Pastor at Epiphany Fellowship

Dr. Mason is co-founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia and is known for articulating and proclaiming the gospel with clarity, passion, and authority at churches and conferences nationally. He also serves on the boards of The Acts Network and Reach Life Ministry.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nigerian singer/songwriter Peace Ike launched her band The Peace Project in 2009. With the intent to create a style of music that has yet to make an impact within recent years, Ike combines her formal training with “tell it like it is” lyrics about life, love and faith. Her strong vocals have landed her a place as a background vocalist in opening acts for Lifehouse and Jason Mraz. Ike has recently relocated to Philadelphia and can be seen performing solo, in trio form, and with her full band The Peace Project.


Peter McGowan

Creative Principal and President of PlainJoe Studios

Before co-founding PlainJoe in 2001, Peter worked for IBM, Johnson & Johnson, ThinkWare, and PMGX, a technology firm he founded and still owns. His background includes years of experience in Information Technology, design production, brand development, marketing and advertising. Peter is also the cofounder of Ethur and devotes much of his day-to-day time serving as the Creative Principal and President of PlainJoe Studios.

Derek Melleby

Director of the College Transition Initiative

Derek Melleby is the director of the College Transition Initiative, a ministry of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding and the CCO. He is coauthor of The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness and author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning.

Eric Miller

American History and Humanities Professor, Geneva College

Eric Miller is Professor of American history and humanities at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1999. His research, writing, and teaching center on American intellectual and cultural history. Eric’s book, Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch, won first place in Christianity Today’s 2011 book awards in the history/biography category.

Richard J. Mouw

President of Fuller Theological Seminary

Richard J. Mouw has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in 1985. In 2007, Princeton Theological Seminary awarded Mouw the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life. He has written several books, including When the Kings Come Marching In: Isaiah and the New Jerusalem and Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction.


Josh Moyer

Attorney and Musician

Josh Moyer is a founding member of Starz Moyer, LLC, a boutique law firm located on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side that services clients ranging from professional athletes and entertainers to real estate developers, businesses owners and young professionals. As a musician, Josh is the director of music for Jonah’s Call, an Anglican church located in Pittsburgh’s East End. He also helps to lead Colonizing the Cosmos, the Pittsburghbased indie-folk band.



Ryan O’Dowd is a lecturer in Leadership and Military Studies at Cornell University, where he also leads students in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training program. He has also held faculty positions teaching theology, religion and biblical studies. He has authored two books: The Wisdom of Torah: Epistemology in Deuteronomy and the Wisdom Literature and, with Craig Bartholomew, Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction.

Ryan O’Neal

Singer & Songwriter

With over a decade of making music, Chicago-based singer/songwriter Ryan O’Neal (aka Sleeping At Last) has toured the U.S. extensively, released several full-length albums and most recently, his song “Turning Page” was featured in the latest Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part 1. Sleeping At Last’s music has been also been featured on popular TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Having recently completed a yearlong, 36-song project entitled Yearbook, Ryan will be spending 2012 touring and writing, recording and releasing new music!

Donald D. Opitz

Professor of Higher Education and Sociology, Geneva College

Donald D. Opitz is professor of higher education and sociology at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Westminster College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Boston University. Don worked for years in campus ministry with the CCO and he is an ordained pastor. He is co-author of the book The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness.


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Joel Repic

Pastor and Director of Program Development at Aliquippa Impact

Joel Repic completed his undergraduate degree in biblical studies from Toccoa Falls College and his graduate degree in urban studies from Eastern University. He is a co-pastor at Crestmont Alliance Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. In 2005, Joel founded Aliquippa Impact, a neighborhood-based organization serving young people in high risk environments. Joel is currently Director of Program Development at Aliquippa Impact.

Marc Santom

Seminary Student

Marc is a 1992 English education graduate of Geneva College and a 2002 graduate of the Regent University School of Divinity, where he earned a master of arts in practical theology. Formerly the National Student Ministries Director for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) denomination, he is now in the process of completing his Master of Divinity.

Mike Schutt

Professor and Director of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies

Mike Schutt is the director of the Christian Legal Society’s Law Student Ministries and the Institute for Christian Legal Studies, a cooperative ministry of CLS and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession and is an associate professor at Regent University School of Law. He also serves InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as national coordinator of its law school ministry.

Amy L. Sherman

Director of the Center on Faith in Communities

Dr. Amy L. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. She likes to describe the work of the Center as being “a minister to ministries.” Dr. Sherman is the author of six books and some 75+ published articles. Her most recent book is titled Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good. She serves as the Editorial Director for FASTEN, a capacity-building project for faith-based organizations that offers a robust website of practical resources for ministry practitioners. Amy is also the founder and former Executive Director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an evangelical nonprofit assisting low-income, inner-city families.


Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College

James K.A. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College where he also teaches in the department of Congregational & Ministry Studies and serves as a research fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Jamie is an award-winning author whose books include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?; Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation; and, most recently, Letters to a Young Calvinist.

Joanna Stewart

Missionary, World Harvest Mission

Joanna Stewart has been serving overseas with World Harvest Mission for ten years. She and her husband, Mark, served for three years on a community development team in rural Uganda where they lived and taught at a boarding school. Mark and Joanna are currently raising support to join a church planting team in Camden Town, London, where Joanna will work in areas of mercy and justice, building relationships with the far-from-Christ and outcast in the community.

Mark Stewart

Missionary, World Harvest Mission

Mark Stewart has been serving overseas with World Harvest Mission for ten years. He served with his wife Joanna for a term teaching at a boarding school in the bush of Uganda. Mark and Joanna are currently raising support to join a church planting team in Camden Town, London, where Mark will work as a photographer, building relationships with the far-from-Christ in the community.


Gideon Strauss

Executive Director at Max De Pree Center

Gideon Strauss is a senior fellow with the Center for Public Justice and the executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Strauss is a native of South Africa, where he was active in the anti-apartheid movement and served as an interpreter for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission under Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. He is particularly interested in the biblical theme of justice, in the integration of faith and work, and in the practice of imagination in everyday life.

Stephanie Summers

CEO of the Center for Public Justice

Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, civic education and public-policy organization based in Washington, DC. Prior to her appointment at the Center for Public Justice, she spent 12 years with the CCO, where her roles included Vice President for the Eastern Region and Vice President for Organizational Development. She began her career in nonprofit administration as Executive Director of The Open Door, a churchbased youth center in Pittsburgh’s West End. Ms. Summers holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Eastern University, where she serves as an instructor in public policy and as a thesis committee chair for graduate students.

Gene Tibbs

CCO Afro-Global & International Student Ministries Specialist

Gene Tibbs is serving his 21st year with the CCO as Afro-Global & International Student Ministries Specialist. Gene earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Gene was a 1985 recipient of National Who’s Who student honors for academic excellence, the CCO’s 1998 Local Church Award of Excellence for church ministry, and the CCO’s 2000 Pete Steen Award for overall ministry excellence.

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Sam Van Eman

CCO Staff Specialist

Sam Van Eman is a staff specialist with the CCO and the culture editor for The High Calling, an online magazine and community that explores the integration of faith and work. As a former public school teacher and current mentor to wilderness leaders, he has taught in barns and board rooms, canyons, classrooms and auditoriums. He is the author of On Earth as It is in Advertising? Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope.

Greg Veltman

Research and Program Coordinator, Student Activities, Calvin College

Greg Veltman and his wife Andrea live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Together they are mentors at Nizhoni House, one of five Project Neighborhood programs run through Calvin College. Nizhoni is an off-campus, intentional living-learning community, which practices the presence of place to love and serve neighbors and neighborhoods for the renewal of the city. Greg also works in the Student Activities Office at Calvin, as the Research and Program Coordinator. In this role, he writes and teaches about discernment in popular culture.

Jeremy Walls

Director of Team Marketing & Business Operations, NBA

Jeremy Walls joined the National Basketball Association in September of 2009 as the Director of Team Marketing & Business Operations. This department acts as a liaison between the NBA league office and the teams of the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League. In his role, Jeremy consults teams on ticket sales and service, sponsorship, game presentation, and customer relationship management.

Matt Ward

Grassroots Manager, Blood:Water Mission

After years of voluntary grassroots service with a number of organizations committed to Africa, Matt served as a U.S. delegate at the 2005 G8 Summit, lobbying on behalf of the ONE Campaign during its inaugural year. Matt is currently serving as the Grassroots Manager at Blood:Water Mission, an organization founded by the band, Jars of Clay, that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa. For Blood:Water, Matt spends much of his time on the road with artists and advocates supporting campaigns all across the country.

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CCO Staff Director for OhiO, NOVELIST

Jonathan Weyer is a Presbyterian minister, CCO Staff Director and writer who lives in Columbus, Ohio. He has recently published his first novel, The Faithful. Jonathan’s work with an atheist group at Ohio State earned them both a multicultural award from the university. This dialogue with the atheists prompted the Secular Student Alliance to add him to their speaker’s bureau, the only Christian minister to have held this distinction.

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Matt Worthington wears three hats at MacFarland Middle School in the Washington, DC Public School System. He teaches a Reading Intervention Program to seventh and eighth graders called Read180. Second, he operates as the school’s volunteer IT Coordinator after procuring a $300,000 appropriation to receive a brand new suite of Apple’s newest devices along with other educational technology. Lastly, he’s a Special Education Case Manager.

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For most of Jubilee’s history, HEARTS & MINDS of Dallastown, Pennsylvania has been the conference bookstore. Emerging from Byron and Beth Borger’s involvement with the earliest Jubilee conferences, HEARTS & MINDS is a local, independent bookstore which seeks to illustrate the thinking and perspective of Jubilee. The Jubilee conference and the book display affirm that Christ is Lord of every zone of life, and therefore His people must be continuously learning how best to serve Him in their various vocations, callings, classes and careers. Because of their association with the CCO and the Jubilee conference, and because of their wide knowledge of books, resources and ideas that can help us live out the implications of the CCO’s Kingdom vision, we are pleased that they are with us again for Jubilee 2012. Please take time to study the book display as we are confident it will enhance your experience of the conference and you will find resources to nurture your growth in faith and action in the months to come.

CRAIG G. BARTHOLOMEW & RYAN P. O’DOWD Old Testament Wisdom Literature

David Kinnaman You Lost Me: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Church

Michael Schutt Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession

J. Mark Bertrand (Re)Thinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World

Stephen Lutz College Ministry in a PostChristian Culture

Amy L. Sherman Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

Carl F. Ellis, Jr. Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience

Derek Melleby Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning

James K.A. Smith Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation

Michael Gerson City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era

Eric Miller Hope in a Scattering Time: A Life of Christopher Lasch

Sam Van Eman On Earth as It is in Advertising: Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope

Robert K. Goff Finding Karishma: Modern-Day Slavery and the New Abolition Movement

Richard J. Mouw Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction

Jonathan Weyer The Faithful (A Novel)

Marcus Goodyear Barbies at Communion: Poems

Donald Opitz & Derek Melleby The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness

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Richard Mouw establishes the theological basis for civility, the values of pluralism and how we can communicate with people we disagree with profoundly. 978-0-8308-3309-2, $16.00 “An urgent message Christians should take to heart.” —Christianity Today

”When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices.” Amy Sherman unpacks this proverb to develop a theology and program of vocational stewardship. Here is practical advice for churches, ministries and faith communities who want to act for the good of the many at junctures of success and prosperity. 978-0-8308-3809-7, $16.00

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Free at Last?

Law professor Michael Schutt explores possibilities for reconceiving the theoretical foundations of law and for maintaining integrity in the profession. 978-0-8308-2599-8, $24.00

Carl Ellis assesses the state of African-American freedom and dignity within American culture today. Tracing the growth of Black consciousness from the days of slavery to the present, Ellis stresses how important it is for AfricanAmericans to know their past. 978-0-8308-1687-3, $21.00

“A must-read if you’re serious about reflecting on what it means to be a Christian lawyer.” —Robert K. Vischer, University of St. Thomas School of Law

ALSO AvAiLAbLe: TiTLeS On Science, SOciAL juSTice, reLATiOnShipS And mOre The Language of Science and Faith

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Are You Waiting for “The One”?

Francis S. Collins and Karl W. Giberson 978-0-8308-3829-5, $20.00

Margot Starbuck 978-0-8308-3817-2, $15.00

Margaret Kim Peterson and Dwight N. Peterson 978-0-8308-3310-8, $16.00

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READING Basic Christian Discipleship Welcome to the Revolution: A Field Guide for New Believers Brian Tome (Nelson) $12.99 This is the most fun, interesting, basic, but very exciting call to Christian discipleship we’ve seen in years. Simple, witty, radical. Welcome to the Revolution! Faith on the Edge: Daring to Follow Jesus Paul Tokunaga & others (IVP) $16.00 This collection of short readings and discussion questions was created by women and men who work in campus ministry, offering busy students a tool for multi-faceted Christian growth. From our relationship with God to our relationships with others, from our daily jobs to the call to work for justice, from learning to worship to learning to forgive, this guides faithful thinking for practical living across all areas of life. Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World By Being Different Tullian Tchividjian (Multnomah) $18.99 A young, fresh, and honest voice, helping us learn what it means to be “in the world but not of it.” Powerful, important, and very interesting.

Worldview The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Story of God Michael Goheen & Craig Bartholomew (Faith Alive) $12.99 One of our favorite biblically-oriented books, a splendid and easy-to-read overview of the Bible, a thoughtful and insightful approach that helps us see the unfolding drama of redemption, and how the Bible shapes our worldview.


Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God Michael Witmer (Zondervan) $16.99 This is one of the most enjoyable and informative books on what we mean by a “Christian worldview.” A great introduction to the “Jubilee vision.” Creation Regained: The Biblical Basis for a Reformational Worldview Albert M. Wolters (Eerdmans) $14.00 This small book is dense with insight and solid biblical study, offering what some consider to be the best foundational resource for what Jubilee is all about. A classic.

University Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness: A Guide for Students Donald Optiz & Derek Melleby (Brazos) $13.99 In many ways, this book developed alongside the Jubilee conference. It is an invitation to allow the Christian faith to shape our calling as students and to relate faith and learning in fun and important ways. Every follower of Jesus who is a student should have this on hand! Highly recommended. Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. (Eerdmans) $16.00 Elegant writing by a brilliant thinker, helping college students take up their vocations in the Kingdom, especially as students who love to learn, for God’s sake!

Vocation Journey Worth Taking: Finding Your Purpose in This World Charles Drew (P&R) $12.99 This book explores the ideas of calling and vocation by framing them within the overall biblical drama. Very well done, full of life-transforming insight. What Is Vocation? Stephen Nichols (P&R) $3.99 A very brief guide to this key “Jubilee” concept—that God calls you to serve Him in your particular tasks. Very basic and quite clear.

Cultural Engagement Culture-Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling Andy Crouch (IVP) $22.00 Andy was a previous Jubilee main-stage speaker and performer, and he reminds us here that God desires for us to be involved in making the world a better place, that social initiatives can be meaningful and honorable to God, and that the joy of living includes being engaged in the world around us. A masterpiece! Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America Gabe Lyons (Doubleday) $19.99 Always a popular Jubilee speaker, this is an upbeat and inspiring look at the ways the rising generation of Christians are making a difference, transforming all areas of life and seeking God’s restoration of society.

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Learn to do good! Seek justice, stand up for the oppressed, defend the orphan, fight for the rights of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

For victims of injustice, the difference between life and death, justice and injustice, often simply depends on whether or not someone can show up on their behalf. Over and over again, students have shown up. This generation is propelling a global movement that enables IJM’s frontline staff to bring rescue and freedom to children, women and men who are waiting for an advocate. International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. One of today’s leading human rights organizations, IJM is partnering with local governments and transforming justice systems and building hope in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just Timothy Keller (Dutton) $19.95 One of the clearest theologians and church leaders today offers a solid, short study of how the Bible points us to God’s grace, which motivates us to work for justice.

Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation James K.A. Smith (Baker Academic) $21.95 A deep and fabulous study, exploring everything from pop culture consumerism to postmodern scholarship, to how our deepest desires and ways of being are shaped by either the “liturgies” of secular culture or the liturgies of God’s Kingdom expressed in radical worship. The first of what will be a three-part magnum opus written by a philosopher from Calvin College, Michigan.

Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice Mark & Danae Yankoski (Zondervan) $16.99 Very nicely done, creatively presented with up-to-date information on various social concerns, contemporary issues, global problems, and how Christians can stand for God’s justice in some of the most burning causes of the day. Various chapters are by well-known experts and lively authors, including Jubilee speaker Bob Goff !




Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief & Behavior Steven Garber (IVP) $16.00 Few authors have meant as much to the CCO and the Jubilee conference as Steve, whose popular book is an engaging study of what enables young adults to sustain a robust and public faith over the long haul of their lives (and why it is hard to do so in our contemporary culture). You’ll be moved by the stories and learn how to think about the deepest things that matter most.

Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement Brian Walsh & Steve BoumaPrediger (Eerdmans) $27.00 A magisterial study of how failing to believe that God is redeeming all things (using images of homemaking and homecoming) leads to a postmodern dislocation from place, which helps create harsh economics that hurt the poor. What are the relationships between our Up in the Air emptiness and the injustices of disregard for the Earth and the oppressed? One of the most provocative, important, and serious examples of radical Christian scholarship in years! To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World John Davison Hunter (Oxford) $27.95 This prestigious text is perhaps the most talked-about book of its kind in recent years! Deep, rich, wise (and a bit controversial), by a renowned sociologist.


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One summer at the beach will change you FOREVER.

At the CCO’s Ocean City Beach Project, you’ll live with other college students in one large beach house. You’ll be challenged to become a kingdom leader as you grow in: DISCIPLESHIP BIBLE STUDY EVANGELISM

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