This article is a guest post contributed by Ethan Maness. Ethan is currently working towards pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Currently he is part of a student group that meets weekly to discuss an expositional study of Romans and converse over theological doctrines, which inspired the following article. Enjoy this great piece! Over the … Continue reading The Image of God Reflected in the Mission of God.
Welcome to Theological Thursday. I don’t want these articles to be longer than necessary so I’ll bypass the unnecessary introduction and jump right into some theology. The topic for this theological Thursday is as follows: Why did God create the universe? I think this is a fitting and unique question for a Christian to ask. … Continue reading Why did God create the Universe?
There was a popular game when I was a teenager that my youth leaders used to demonstrate the danger of spreading gossip. At least that was what I believed the ultimate point of the game to be. You probably remember this game too. Everyone forms a circle and a randomly selected person begins by whispering … Continue reading Digital gossip and sharing the truth.
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? I believe it does. It’s not just a cheesy line used in the best selling Rom Com’s nor is it merely a happily-ever-after line from a Disney classic. I think it’s true to say that when we are separated from people for whom we deeply love and care … Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I will never forget the deep reluctance I wrestled with when I first began sensing that hard to describe “call to preach.” I say reluctant because I gave The Lord a million reasons for why I shouldn’t “preach” and to be honest I couldn’t think of a reason for why I should—other than the searing … Continue reading The makings of a preacher.
Let me preface this article with a statement: If you're looking for a political argument then you are reading the wrong blog. I am neither qualified nor willing to take part in the mud slinging that we call 'modern politics.' I simply am using the impeachment trial as an illustration because... well, I simply love … Continue reading The Impeachment trial, Jay Sekulow, and The Resurrected Christ.
And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God." -Acts 9:20, ESV.Just consider, for a moment, who the pronoun "he" is referring to in the verse mentioned above... Meet the man who held the coats of the men who publicly executed one of the church's first deacons. Meet the … Continue reading From Persecutor to Proclaimer.
During one of my quiet times with The Lord last week I found myself whispering during prayer, "Lord, life with you is just so much better." This wasn't some strange, unknown affection for me. It wasn't the first time I've whispered this to Jesus during the stillness of the early morning and it certainly will … Continue reading The invitation to abundant life.
I've been watching a lot of high school basketball recently. I have seen some ridiculous shots this year. I watched, with my own eyes, one player lob the ball at the halftime buzzer from the opposing foul line and actually make it. To make it even more ridiculous, if possible, the ball also passed through … Continue reading Why do people who can dunk choose not to?
It seems to me that there is a stigma attached to student ministry. That is, that if you wish to be successful you must avoid stirring the deep waters and just hang out in the shallows. You should play ridiculous games, dress like a hipster, and whatever else you decide to do...just don't get too … Continue reading The student ministry stigma and why I hate it.