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By Jay Stack | October 7, 2020

In these challenging days, we sometimes find ourselves with a confused and divided soul. When this occurs, I take a deep breath and remember that the sacred Scriptures are a story of sacred love, made complete through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  This love is broad enough to cover every sorrow, every disappointment, and deep […]

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Back to School- Back to Prayer

By Jay Stack | August 18, 2020

As our students go back to school –virtual, home school or classroom – we need to get back to prayer. It would be redundant for me to remind you of the unprecedented challenges they will face.  In Luke 22, we see Jesus stepping aside from the intimate group to have a one on one with Peter.  “Simon, Simon! […]

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Why Series: SLU

By Jay Stack | November 6, 2018

   For 20 years I crisscrossed the nation, speaking in public school assemblies by day with a message of hope as a former drug addict. At night, churches brought the lost to stadiums and arenas to hear the rest of the story – the freedom and power of salvation by faith and through grace. It was an […]

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The Power of One

By Jay Stack | August 31, 2017

As we see images and get word of the terrible devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, it is easy to be overcome by the power of nature. This comes at a time in our nation when many are frustrated by the power of division. Yet in the aftermath, we at Student Leadership University are reminded […]

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Celebrating Heroes & The Story of YPS

By Jay Stack | March 21, 2017

We invite you to celebrate 20 years of Youth Pastor Summit!  We exist to inspire and equip youth pastors and honor heroes who pour their lives into students.  The principles we began with have remained. As we celebrate, we want to pause for a moment and reflect on the journey of the last 20 years. First, there […]

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Living with Sacred Intent this Christmas Season

By Jay Stack | December 14, 2016

One trip to the mall with speakers blaring “Grandma got run over by a reindeer” was enough to send me seeking something more for Christmas, something genuine.  I thought immediately of Sacred Intent, the book written by SLU Vice President, Dr. Brent Crowe.  Once I read his words, it quickly became one of my personal […]

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A Wide Open Door for a Great Work {Part 2}

By Jay Stack | March 3, 2016

A firm conviction has been planted in my heart as I read or hear reports of persecution, and that is that all of us have a sacred obligation to our persecuted brothers and sisters –  the body of Christ – to take this suffering on as our own. I have to take to heart the […]

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A Wide Open Door for a Great Work {Part 1}

By Jay Stack | February 24, 2016

With hair to my waist and needle tracks still showing on my arm, I was an oddity in the small Christian bookstore. The balding, gray-haired clerk was small in stature but big in heart, walking right up to me and sharing the Gospel. “I just gave my life to Jesus,” I explained, “and was baptized […]

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The Crying of the Children: Demands the Courage and Compassion of Jesus Followers

By Jay Stack | May 8, 2014

Once again, the world has been shocked, saddened and sickened by the brutal and cowardly acts of a radical Islamic group. This time a Nigerian armed organization, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 young school girls by gunpoint. The group whose name means "Western Education is Forbidden" is lead by Abubakar […]

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Rock the Universe 2013

By Jay Stack | August 12, 2013

It’s August. You have survived the insanity and greatness of summer student ministry.  I am always impressed by the guys who just get it done summer after summer, the ones who run hard and serve well.  As you begin to breathe again after the past couple of months and the half-day off you had the […]

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