CPJ – Jubilee 2017

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Join us for a conversation with Sho Baraka and Propaganda about various topics, including compassion, unity, ethics, race, faith, and the church. Our hope is that by bringing these conversations to the forefront, we can move past Twitter rants and Facebook debates to a place where people are no longer disillusioned, but inspired and equipped to step back into their communities with fresh eyes, compassion in their hearts, good news on their lips—ready to live as lights in a dark world.

Jon Hart – Jubilee 2017

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From Snapchat and Instagram, to Uber and AirBnb, Reach Records, Teach for America, TOMS and Krochet Kids—entrepreneurs play a critical role in forming how we as a society think, what we value, and who we are as humans. We often find ourselves suggesting that the future of culture is largely dependent on the worldview of the next generation of entrepreneurs. So what’s all the hype about, and how do we as followers of Christ engage in this sphere? Jon Hart from Praxis— a faith-motivated Venture Group with a portfolio of over 100 ventures around the globe, including businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises—will offer his unique perspective on redemptive startups that are re-imagining culture with Christ at the center.

Scott Erickson & Justin McRoberts – Jubilee 2017

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Scott Erickson and Justin McRoberts believe we pray because we’re human, not because we’re religious. Using stories from their own processes, visual art, music, and a few surprises, Scott and Justin will help you sift through the oddities and struggles often experienced in the practice of prayer.

Jamie Donne – Jubilee 2017


In 2014, only 16% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 were married, which means that many of us are experiencing a season of singleness. How can we thrive in this season rather than wishing it away, as many do? There are very real pressures in culture, the Church, and our own expectations that cause us to doubt the goodness of singleness. Paul calls singleness a gift, but what does that mean when I’m lonely on a Friday night? What are the opportunities and invitations from God for this time of life? How can we address some of those pressures and challenges? Seasons of singleness can be some of the most fruitful, fun, and vibrant times in our lives. Come join us for breakthrough principles for living whole as a single person.

Todd Allen – Jubilee 2017


On Freedom’s Journey: A Conversation with Freedom Rider Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. – The 21-year-old Tennessee State student was the drum major in the University marching band when, in 1961, he became involved in the Nashville Movement. Patton arrived in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday, May 23 to help reinforce the riders’ meeting at the home of Dr. Harris after the May 21 firebombing and siege of Montgomery’s First Baptist Church. Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. took part in the May 24, 1961 Greyhound Freedom Ride to Jackson, Mississippi, where he was arrested and later transferred to Mississippi’s notorious Parchman State Prison Farm. Patton was one of 14 Tennessee State University students expelled for participating in the Rides. Following the Freedom Rides, Dr. Patton worked as a jazz musician, a long-distance truck driver, and a community leader. For the past three years, he has served as the Freedom Rider on an annual university-sponsored Civil Rights Tour of the Deep South.

Walt Baptista & Dennis Slevin – Jubilee 2017


Two Ends, One Stick: Serving God in Trades and Engineering – Does it make any difference that an engineer or a tradesman (tradeswoman) is a Christian? How does faith show up when an F-150 is being designed, or when someone brings a broken truck in to be maintained or fixed? Join Dennis Slevin, Senior Engineer for the Ford Motor Company and Walt Baptista, Fixed Operations Director at Stuckey Ford and Subaru for a conversation about what it
means to follow Jesus in the worlds of automotive engineering and maintenance. Dennis and Walt will also address the tension that often exists between those who design products and those who service them.

CPJ – Jubilee 2017


Can We Love Our Neighbors Through Politics? (Sho Baraka, Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers, Katie Thompson, Michael Wear) Following one of the most divisive election years ever, many Christians are wondering if being politically engaged is something God’s people should do. Join the conversation with our panelists about why our citizenship matters—to God and for our neighbors.

Nena Ugwuomo – Jubilee 2016


What’s Your Student Dream? Launching Companies for the Glory of God – “Why am I here?” This is a question we all ponder. When we embrace the truth that we bear the image and likeness of a God who, among many roles, owns that of Creator, we discover the bedrock of purpose, entrepreneurship, and innovation that has the potential to transform lives, communities, and everything we put our hand to do. Let’s spend a vivacious hour answering these questions: What dream or idea is burning in my heart? Why in the world would this matter to God? Where do I start? We will explore the adventure and framework for breathing life into ideas by the power of God, love of our neighbor, and desired glory of His name. What’s your student dream?

Scott Erickson and Justin McRoberts – Jubilee 2016


Prayer: A Human Practice – We pray because we are human, not because we are religious. During this time together, we will examine the language and imagery of prayer, and then explore our own ways of creating such things for our own practice.

Mark Steffey – Jubilee 2016


Transferable Training: Using Athletic Models to Transform the Way You Approach Christian Growth – Collegiate student athletes spend thousands of hours training their bodies for competition. Whether lifting weights, eating the right foods, or improving their cardio system, they know what it takes to make progress in physical performance through a rigorous training regimen. This workshop will explore how student athletes can transfer the best of what they know about athletic training to help them grow in their Christian journey.

Jon Hart (Storytelling) – Jubilee 2016


Redeeming the Gift of Storytelling – “Whoever tells the best story shapes the culture.” From film, music, and art, to business, nonprofits, politics, and technology, story profoundly shapes the world around us. But we often see story used in ways that make us cringe. How do we—as image bearers and co-creators—claim our role as storytellers to tell an alternative narrative? Jon Hart has experience helping dozens of entrepreneurs tell their story, starting a photography and story-driven nonprofit, and executive producing a film, and he will share his unique perspective on excellence in storytelling. Whether you’re interested in story for creative expression, pitching a new business or nonprofit idea, getting a new job, or any other reason, join us to discuss storytelling from a Gospel point of view.

Bethany Jenkins – Jubilee 2016


Don’t Follow Your Passion – The main rubric by which most of us measure what job or vocation we should pursue is passion, but the passion hypothesis is flawed. Is there another way to discover our calling? In this workshop, we explore “the craftsman mindset” and how it offers a truer and better alternative.

Ben Burkholder – Jubilee 2016


Finding Hope Despite Reasons for Despair – The presence of evil and suffering in our world can turn optimists into cynics. Not only is sin and moral evil evident in the world around us, it is also our own personal problem, plaguing our own desires to live in relationship with others. Is there a reason to hope for something different? Or should we just accept the cold, austere realities of our world as the way life really is? Rather than letting despair gain the victory, we will talk about why, even in spite of the reasons for despair, we can dare to hope. We will explore the Christian virtue of hope by defining how it differs from popular conceptions of hope, identifying why the Christian worldview provides unique reasons for hope, and exploring what it looks like to live a life shaped by this oft-neglected but quintessential virtue.

Alex Medina – Jubilee 2016


Good and Pleasing: A Christian’s Creative and Cultural Journey – What is the role of a Christian in the arts? How do we engage non-Christian work? Do we do art for the church or from the church? These are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves and, many times, we find so few answers. We will explore a way forward in a Christian’s journey into creative and cultural spaces and how our faith can free us to lead the charge in making new, good, and pleasing things, until all things are made new.

Ricky Staub – Jubilee 2016


Entrepreneurship and Mission – Ricky Staub is Founder & Chief Creative Director of Neighborhood Film Company Every year, Neighborhood hires three formerly incarcerated adults for an eight-month paid apprenticeship. Apprentices work on real jobs with real clients, training to be high-level project coordinators gaining a diversity of skills that transfer into many different career opportunities. This session will walk you through starting a company with a missional component, pros and cons of running a mission-based business, and how Ricky has used his faith to influence his employees’ work and culture.

Jamie Donne – Jubilee 2016


What I Learned From Cityscapes, Farmers’ Markets, & Jesus: A Theology of Place – The Garden of Eden, Abraham in Canaan, Jacob finding haven in Goshen of Egypt, the Promised Land of Israelites, the City of David—the story of God always includes places alongside of the people and promises of God. Even in a place of exile, the people of God were told to plant gardens and cultivate the land. Scripture tells the story of God with the backdrop of place. And the same is true for you and me. The neighborhoods and cities in which we live are significant pieces of our stories. We will discuss how loving where we live creates a context to encounter the abundant life God has for us.

Center for Public Justice – Jubilee 2016


How to Be a Christian in An Election Year (and Not Hate Everyone) – Do you find yourself wishing that political campaigns would disappear? Do you wonder how Christians are supposed to engage in something that seems so corrupt and broken? Does your vote even matter? How can you talk politics with people who don’t see things the way you do? If these are your questions, we’ve got answers, from a panel of committed partisans and independents.

Audrey Murrell – Jubilee 2016


Tests, Trials, Leadership, and Life – This talk explores the purpose of obstacles, challenges, trials, and tests in our lives and how God uses them to develop, equip, and prepare us for life and for leadership. We explore key principles of what God is trying to accomplish in making us His “Tested Mortar” in order to understand better how we are strengthened through trial and not easily broken.

Jon Hart (Entrepreneurship) – Jubilee 2016


Entrepreneurship: A Blank Canvas for Cultural Impact – From Snapchat and Instagram to Uber and AirBnb, Reach Records, Teach for America, TOMS, and Krochet Kids—entrepreneurs play a critical role in forming how we as a society think, what we value, and who we are as humans. According to the Kauffman Foundation, 54% of Millennials want to start, or help start, a new venture. So what’s all the hype about? And how do we, as followers of Christ, engage in this sphere? Hear from Jon Hart, from Praxis—a faith-motivated Venture Group with a portfolio of over 80 ventures, including businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. He will give a unique perspective on redemptive startups that are re-imagining culture with Christ at the center.

David Kinnaman – Jubilee 2016


Love God with Your Mind: Being Faithful in the Social Sciences – In this session, you will learn more about faithfully following your calling in the social sciences—whether psychology, sociology, research, communications, or political science. Those interested in business, engineering, statistics, accounting, and others are welcome, too! David Kinnaman is the author of unChristian and You Lost Me and creator of the brandnew FRAMES short books, and he is a huge fan of Jubilee and the awesome questions students ask. He describes important books to read, people to know, and habits to cultivate. Come ready to learn, ask hard questions, and have fun—and maybe get some insights to the question, “What am I going to do with this degree?”

Derek Melleby – Jubilee 2016


Learning for the Love of God – What does it look like to follow Jesus into the classroom? How do we love God with all of our minds? Does the Gospel make any difference in the way we approach our college years, particularly as it relates to our academic pursuits? Listen as we explore these questions and think through practical ways to be faithful to our calling as students.

Steven Garber – Jubilee 2016


Common Grace for the Common Good – Can we know the world, and still love the world? It is the most difficult of all questions, and always has been. In the Information Age of the 21st century, the world of “info-glut,” most of the time we feel overwhelmed by what we know, and we slip into cynicism and stoicism, protecting our hearts from the implications of what we know. The Hebrew and Christian vision of learning calls us to connect what we know with the way we live, our knowledge with responsibility. To know the world—of biology and physics, history and literature, philosophy and psychology, engineering and computer science, business and communications—and to love the world is the very reason for being a student, tasked with learning to learn about things that matter to God and the world. When we see our studies this way, we see the work of student as a vocation. This talk tells stories of good people who have learned to learn this way, and whose lives are windows into what it means to be common grace for the common good.

Brian Bantum – Jubilee 2016


College and the Diversity of God’s Kingdom – Protests have erupted not only in the streets of American cities, but also in classrooms and the offices of university presidents. This talk addresses the challenges people of color face on college campuses and how universities can become more just and diverse spaces that are homes to all of their students.

David Kinnaman


Partnering with Jesus to make all things new.
David Kinnaman’s main session message from Jubilee 2016.

Alex Medina – Jubilee 2016


There is no divide between “sacred and secular”.
Alex Medina’s main session message from Jubilee 2016.

Jon Hart – Jubilee 2016


Entrepreneurship for the sake of the Gospel.
Jon Hart’s main session message from Jubilee 2016.

Jena Lee Nardella – Jubilee 2016


“The work of healing and redeeming a broken world belongs to God.”
Jena Lee Nardella’s main session message from Jubilee 2016.

Rufus Smith – Jubilee 2016


Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Rufus Smith’s main session message from Jubilee 2016.

Gabe Lyons – Jubilee 2016


Listen to Gabe Lyons encouraging college students to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to the Christian faith.​ Gabe is founder of Q Ideas and coauthor with David Kinnaman of the bestselling book, unChristian, and their new release, Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme.

Erica Young Reitz — Jubilee 2016



Life After College

The transition from college to the next phase is arguably one of the most difficult transitions you will make up to this point in your life. Find out some of the top issues post-graduates face and how you can best prepare to live as faithful Christ-followers in the “real world.”

Susan Puhala and Todd Wahrenberger – Jubilee 2015

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Body, Mind, and Spirit Healing- Lessons Learned on the Road:

Todd and Sue will share their journey in birthing an integrated primary care practice that seeks to provide high-quality, person-centered, and team-based care to patients with severe mental illness in Pittsburgh’s inner city. They will share how they’ve been shaped by the gospel vision of healing in the Kingdom of God and how they try to implement this vision in creatively serving people—mind, body, and spirit.

Erica Young Reitz – Jubilee 2015

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Life After College: Preparing for the Transition Ahead

The transition from college to the next phase of life is arguably one of the most difficult transitions you will make up to this point in your life. In this session, we will address some of the top issues post-graduates face and how you can best prepare to live as faithful Christ-followers in the “real world.”

Jon Hart – Jubilee 2015

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An Alternative Imagination: Faith that changes creativity and the ideas we pursue

“The future of culture depends largely on the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Entrepreneurship is a blank canvas on which we— image-bearers with renewed hearts, minds, and imaginations—can create new ventures that join God in His plan of renewal and contribute to the flourishing of all people. We’ll share about inspiring nonprofits, social enterprises, and businesses led by entrepreneurs with a deep faith who are shaping the world for good. Perhaps you dream of starting the next Google, IJM, or Instagram—or of creating art, music, and film. Or maybe you’re just interested in startups. We welcome students from all majors to this workshop.

Michael Wear – Jubilee 2015

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Religious Diversity, Politics and Following Christ in 21st Century America:

Over the last several decades, the American religious and political landscape has changed drastically, leaving Christians to answer new questions and face new challenges. What does it look like to be faithful in 21st century America? What kind of public leadership, from each one of us, is necessary if we are to truly love our neighbor and seek the welfare of the nation where God has placed us? As someone who has navigated faith and public life at the highest levels—working for the President of the United States and partnering with some of the American church’s most effective leaders—Michael Wear will share some of the lessons he has learned, provide some ideas for the way forward, and engage the audience in an open conversation.

Bryson Vogeltanz – Jubilee 2015

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What does it actually mean to be in full-time ministry? Are you thinking about full-time ministry vs. full-time something else? Still not sure about what are you want to do after college? Come and hear about how you can leverage your life for a story much bigger than yourself. Live for whatever!

Amena Brown – Jubilee 2015

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How to Become a Full-Time Artist:

Want to know how to turn your creative passion or art into a vocation? As a full-time artist, Amena discusses how to avoid potential pitfalls and put action to your artistic dreams.

Justin McElhattan – Jubilee 2015

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Honoring God at Work: Lessons Along the Way:

Justin McElhattan, president and CEO of Industrial Scientific, discusses his experiences and lessons learned while trying to honor God in a global business environment.

Sean Purcell and the Trades Panel – Jubilee 2015

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Following Jesus while making, fixing and selling things:

Many of us know that Jesus was a carpenter. But how often do we think about the significance of the human ability to make and fix things? This session will explore what it looks like to spend a life serving God in the skilled trades. We will have a guided panel discussion with people who are engaged with fixing and making things in God’s world in order to hear firsthand how the Gospel influences their work. This session is open to anyone interested in the skilled trades, manufacturing, or small artisanal businesses.

Todd Allen and Ms. Rutha Harris – Jubilee 2015

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Conversations in Courage: An Interview with Ms. Rutha Harris:

Ms. Rutha Harris, a native of Albany, Georgia, is one of the original SNCC Freedom Singers. Founded during the Albany Movement, the Freedom Singers traveled throughout the nation spreading the story of the Civil Rights Movement in song. During this interactive session, you will not only hear stories of the movement, but learn the backstory of many of the key songs as well. join in to lift your voices in song as you experience history like never before.

Cross Cultural Panel – Jubilee 2015

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Living in a Post-Ferguson World:

Is there hope for reconciliation in a post Ferguson world? How do we as Christians move forward in light of the recent episodes in Ferguson and New York City?  This break out will be a conversation through a moderated panel featuring Jubilee Cross Cultural speakers: Christena Cleveland, Scott Hwang, and Ricardo Tavares. This panel seeks to move out beyond divisive rhetoric, and into peacemaking with active steps toward healing and true justice. Listen and explore the character and calling required for the ministry of reconciliation.

Center for Public Justice – Jubilee 2015

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Confessing Christ and Doing Politics:

Often we may wonder whether those in government are there to serve others or themselves. Yet we know Scripture calls all those in politics and government to do justice to all people. Our panel explores what this call to do justice means in practice, hearing from a former Obama White House and campaign staffer and a former Chief of Staff to a Republican Senator. Listen as we explore Confessing Christ and Doing Politics. Sponsored by the Center for Public Justice.

Erica Young Reitz – Jubilee 2015

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Life After College: Preparing for the Transition Ahead

The transition from college to the next phase of life is arguably one of the most difficult transitions you will make up to this point in your life. In this session, we will address some of the top issues post-graduates face and how you can best prepare to live as faithful Christ-followers in the “real world.”

Derek Melleby – Jubilee 2015

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Learning for the Love of God:

What does it look like to follow Jesus into the classroom? How do we love God with all of our minds? Does the Gospel make any difference in the way we approach our college years, particularly as it relates to our academic pursuits? Listen for a time of discussion and reflection as we explore these questions and think through practical ways to be faithful to our calling as students.

Curt Thompson – Jubilee 2015

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The Soul of Shame: (Re)Telling the Stories we Believe About Ourselves:

It’s everywhere. There is no relationship or vocational endeavor that it does not infect. It is evil’s weapon of choice in dismantling every effort toward goodness and beauty. From the classroom to the boardroom, from the residence hall to the halls of power and higher learning. It seeks to destroy—as it has from the beginning—all that God intends for the world to be. What is the essence of shame? How does it work to devour us and disintegrate the mind along the way? How do we realize healing from this dark experience of our lives? And how does that very healing lead to vocational liberation and creativity, the likes of which we otherwise may never know?

Bobbi Perkins – Jubilee 2015

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Basic Christianity:

Christianity is so grand that the most sophisticated minds cannot fully comprehend it, but so clear that children can grasp it. During this workshop, we will focus on the basics of Christianity—the things we can grasp—and explore how those affect everything else.

Saleem Ghubril – Jubilee 2015

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Luke 4: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, has anointed me, and has sent me. Salem Ghubril’s main session message from Jubilee 2015.

J. Richard Middleton – Jubilee 2015

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Restoration: The destiny of God’s good creation. J. Richard Middleton’s main session message from Jubilee 2015. *Note, there is audio degradation from 19:50 to 20:55 of this video.
Thank you to our friends at For the Life of the World for sponsoring this series. Visit FLOW online at: http://www.letterstotheexiles.com/

Jeremy Courtney – Jubilee 2015

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Preemptive Love: pursuing peace and God’s redemptive love. Jeremy Courtney’s main session message from Jubilee 2015.

Jamie Tworkowski – Jubilee 2015

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To Write Love on Her Arms: “you are not alone in this life.” Jamie Tworkowski’s main session message from Jubilee 2015.