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  • October 29, 2021

    Part of being a Christian is sharing the gospel with others. Many of us are familiar with Matthew 28:18-20, which some call “the great commission.” We know the good news: that Jesus saves and forgives us, sinners who can't save ourselves. He came to earth as a human and made a huge sacrifice out of [...]

  • May 29, 2021

    I. was saddened this past week when I heard about someone who had been a strong Christian all their life but didn't feel God for the past few months and now wasn't sure about God or their faith anymore. Now, I want to clarify. Doubt is a normal part of faith, and everyone goes through [...]

  • May 14, 2021

    Lieutenant Karso knew they were losing. She had led her unit into battle with high hopes, but now her troops were tired, hungry, and demoralized. The enemy had been using cheap tricks and psychological warfare for weeks. Karso opened her mouth to call for a retreat, when she saw something cresting over the hill. It [...]

  • April 16, 2021

    The Corinthians passage above is a pretty common one that you might be familiar with. You may have heard it read at weddings or seen it printed above the fireplace at your aunt's house. But I want you to focus on a few key words in the text: love is kind. Kindness can look differently [...]

  • December 21, 2020

    Have you ever read a piece of literature, heard a song, or seen a painting and thought," Wow, that's original!" Although art can blow us away, it can sometimes leave us feeling insufficient. Creating any type of content can be discouraging, because it's difficult to think of something new. It feels like everything's been done [...]

  • November 25, 2020

    When you think of the prophet Jonah, what comes to mind? Getting swallowed by a huge fish? Running from God? A certain movie with talking vegetables? What you might not know is how the story of Jonah points us toward Christ. Although Jonah is known for his reluctance to preach to the people in Nineveh, [...]

  • November 18, 2020

    St. Augustine was a famous theologian born in AD 354 in present-day Algeria. He wrote on big ideas in Christianity, such as the importance of the church and salvation by grace. He also devoted time to answering questions about Christianity in general. Because of what Augustine contributed to the church, you might think, "Wow, this [...]

  • October 18, 2020

    How can romantic relationships help us better understand who Jesus is? God-honoring romantic relationships can be great places to learn more about God's love. In my own life, God has used my relationship with my fiancé to teach me about my relationship with Him. First, I've learned more about God's love. When I consider how [...]

  • October 17, 2020

    Some of you need to hear this. It's okay to be single. No, really. You do not need to be dating or married to be whole. Wholeness is found in Christ Jesus alone—not through a romantic partner. As Christians, we find our hope in Jesus, and we find our meaning knowing we are a part [...]

  • August 3, 2020

    Recently, a friend told me I walk really loudly. My other friends heartily agreed: they could always tell when it was me walking because my steps were so loud. To be honest, I was caught off guard and a little embarrassed. I'd gone twenty-two years of my life without knowing about my distinctive gait. Even [...]