I know how difficult it can be to equip students to think about their faith. Students are often unprepared for the emotional and intellectual challenges they will face at university, so it is crucial that they understand how to integrate their faith with their learning in order to grow spiritually.

The need to teach students about integrated learning became very clear to me during my tenure as a Philosophy Instructor at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. While at L’Abri, I taught hundreds of international students from over 20 countries to navigate their deepest questions about God – creating safe spaces for them to ask honest questions without judgement or pat answers.

Today, the ministry of Hope Beyond Reason is an extension of what I learned at L’Abri. I now create partnerships with student groups to provide them with interactive lectures on topics related to God, overcoming emotional barriers, and developing character traits that guide them to truth.

If you are interested in hosting a speaker who cares deeply about the spiritual formation of students, then Hope Beyond Reason is for you.  I’d love to hear about what God is already doing on your campus and to provide my support!


“Thomas, thank you so much for offering your wisdom and gift of teaching to Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship on the University of Guelph campus.

“As you well know, students often enter university unprepared to face the intellectual challenges waiting for them in an academic environment. They need guidance on how to integrate their learning with their faith as part of their spiritual formation. You helped to equip my students to think in new ways and provided honest answers to their questions, as you also encouraged them to listen to God. It’s been such a blessing to have you partner with this ministry!”

Nyssa Clements, B.R.E., M. Div., Campus Minister
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University of Guelph, Ontario