Sunday, April 13, 2014
One of the joys of working at Pepperdine and living on campus is the opportunity to interact in a more intimate way with students. In this our first full academic year at Pepperdine, my wife and I had the privilege of hosting a house group organized by the campus church and open to any undergraduate student. Each Thursday night, my wife and I welcomed 12 undergrads into our home for dinner and fellowship. Last Thursday was our last evening with Brianna, Christina, Samantha #1, Samantha #2, Jake, Peter, Garrett, Brooke, Jesssica, Joel, Justina, and Andrew (not pictured). It was a great year, and we are very grateful to have had the chance to do life together with these wonderful young men and women. We undoubtedly fell short of the house group goal to create "a space so abundant in forgiveness, mercy, grace and accountability that it invites and compels honest confession and true vulnerability," but we gave it our best shot.