I know I can't be the only one that simply wants an instruction book. I can't be the only one who wants to know what groceries to buy, what job to get, what activities to attend, who to love and marry, and generally what to do with my life. And I know that because I … Continue reading Candor at the Cross: Trust
Dying to Live
Perhaps you are still gasping for the air that fuels your sin nature, rather than giving up the use of your own lungs and accepting the resuscitating breath of life from Christ who offers it to you freely.
The Savior Complex
A few weeks back I was sitting in my friend's room looking at the posters and clippings on their wall. Most of them were aesthetically designed bible verses or postcards… then I saw one that really disturbed me. It wasn't a poster for a screamo band with some obscene album cover, it wasn't a cringey photo … Continue reading The Savior Complex
Where’s My Miracle?
It was nearly a year ago I was talking to a college friend of mine, and he was telling me about how hard it is to watch people who have their lives all pulled together. You know the type… these people are the ones that have found their Godly spouses, the ones who have young … Continue reading Where’s My Miracle?
Finding God: Christ at the Center
I never really believed anyone when they told me I would face a lot of questions and attacks on my faith when I got to college. I knew that my professors would teach ideas contrary to Scripture, that was a given. But I never for a moment believed that someone would tell me the Bible … Continue reading Finding God: Christ at the Center
To Walk with Grace through Unseen Sufferings: by Guest Writer Blaire Landon, RN
"There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings." – Dostoevsky Suffering. It’s a word that encompasses so much, it’s practically indefinable. God promises that we will all experience suffering in our lifetime. The modern American church often dodges the topic of suffering, but when they do … Continue reading To Walk with Grace through Unseen Sufferings: by Guest Writer Blaire Landon, RN
On Fire for Christ
“Jesus Christ is the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome.” These are the words we sing every Wednesday evening in my Church. At first, I thought we were just quoting Scripture and preparing our hearts to focus on Christ. I had no idea about the history behind this song. Last summer, … Continue reading On Fire for Christ
Once upon a Medieval time, charity and Christian work were left to the clergy, monks and nuns. There was a distinct line between Christian work and secular work, and one rarely crossed the line to participate in the other. Luther and other reformers believed this to be a significant problem with the monastic life because … Continue reading Monks Amok
Vocation: Adapted from 2019 Graduation Charge by Guest Writer Brianna Woelmer
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! You have worked hard for this achievement, and we are all excited to celebrate this day with you. I still remember sitting where you’re sitting, wearing my cap and gown, taking photos with my family - and wondering what the future held. Big life milestones like graduations not … Continue reading Vocation: Adapted from 2019 Graduation Charge by Guest Writer Brianna Woelmer
I noticed during my first semester of college that few people seem to know much about Christianity or really care. Where I expected to find belligerence I instead found apathy. It’s not that people hate the Church, it’s that they simply couldn’t care less. They don’t find Christ at all relevant to their own … Continue reading Why Discipleship?