Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Is Facebook actually some sort of time travel portal? A few days ago the invitation to my high school reunion arrived via FB and it was as though the space-time continuum had actually been breached. Suddenly I had insecurities that I hadn’t felt in ____ years (actual number of years not relevant; let’s just say I graduated at some point during the Clinton years. Bill Clinton). My high school experience was probably pretty typical, which is to say I constantly worried … Read More

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Beauty Points Us

Beauty Points Us

It’s compelling. It’s a passionate pursuit that drives us towards just about anything: from perfectly sculpted muscles, to perfectly sculpted eyebrows. It’s searching for the shade of grey with just enough blue for the walls in your home.  It’s the sense of awe as you stand before the expansive vista. It’s the finishing brush stroke to the masterpiece. It’s the right headphones to hear the fullness of the music. It’s stumbling upon an empty, quiet cove while walking on the … Read More

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Is the Gospel In Action Mentality Biblical?

Is the Gospel In Action Mentality Biblical?

You may have heard a lot lately about blending gospel proclamation (evangelism) with gospel demonstration (compassion). Is this a biblical concept or just an attempt at cultural relevance? Read this and decide for yourself. *** Declaring and Demonstrating Gospel Truth: Key Passages There’s a host of Old Testament passages that teach us to proclaim the excellencies of our great God and Savior, and to show compassion for—or seek justice on behalf of—the widow, orphan, alien, and poor. For instance, Old Testament writers, … Read More

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Why College Ministry is Important

Why College Ministry is Important

10 reasons why college students can help fulfill the Great Commission Teachable They ask questions. They consume information on a rapid level and can put an idea into action with proper motivation. New challenges tend to provoke new curiosity or heart openness concerning personal purpose, convictions, and life goals. Starting Fresh They are setting a new life trajectory. The decisions made, the habits formed, and the friendships forged during the college years tend to set the course for a lifetime. … Read More

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