"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
“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
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?
Have you ever thought about how we only read the Bible in two tenses? We read the Bible in the past tense: God did this, he did that. We read the Bible in the future tense: God will do this, he promised to do that. But do we ever read it in the present tense? … Continue reading Beside Still Waters
I was recently going through some recommended songs on Spotify and came across a stunningly beautiful song called The Village by Wrabel. I highly recommend that you pause here and listen to it. It’s beautiful, haunting, and deeply disturbing and troubling. I listened to this song for the first time just stunned by how … Continue reading The Cruelest Lie
Chaos. Pandemonium. Aren’t we constantly surrounded by those terrible companions? When you go to the grocery store you’re confronted with decisions and ads and music and employees communicating over the speaker system. When you’re in the car you’re surrounded by blinking lights and honking horns, radio ads and music, sirens, maps, traffic signs and signals. … Continue reading The Adventure Begins