Scott Bessenecker

Scott has worked with InterVarsity since 1986 to send more than 3,000 students each year on short-term mission experiences. He has ministered with students in urban poor locations around the world. Scott frequently speaks and writes about issues of poverty, justice and global missions. He also claims to possess the largest international cigarette collection owned by an evangelical non-cigarette smoker. Scott lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. Follow some of Scott’s thoughts at his blog, OverturningTables.

Contributions by Scott Bessenecker

I am convinced human beings are not primarily designed for productivity—at least not in the way the world defines it. By my rough calculation, we only have about 50% of our lives available to “get stuff done.” We are not God’s work horses designed for efficient productivity.