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Light of the World

Darkness regularly describes disorientation, confusion, and even danger.  College is great, but it can feel confusing or threatening sometimes too, can’t it?  In His own words, Jesus offers to be the light of your world, to make things clear for you, and to tell you what’s true.  And not only that, but He also promises […]

Come & See

Jesus invites everyone, individually, to “come and see” for themselves if He is who He claims to be, and if His offer of truth is real.  What better time than college – when everything is up for questions – to make Jesus a part of your exploration?

The Stress of Running Your Life

We’re too busy NOT to pray! But we often feel too busy to pause and hear God’s voice; we try to run our days instead of bringing them to the Father. The counter-intuitive response is that the greater the demand on our schedule, the more pressing the need to fight for sacred space with God […]

True Witnesses

Isaiah saw that Israel was called to be a witness to the nations around her. He saw Israel as they were – a people of injustice. Isaiah saw and prophesied of a suffering servant who would come to make atonement for the sin of bearing false witness. We are the new Israel and yet, we can […]

The Stress of Seeking Security

Our priority is seeking the Kingdom — this simplifies our life.  Anchored in our knowledge that there is a Father in Heaven who takes care of us… we don’t need to rush to consume.  Busy-ness is rooted in the drive for the things we think will make us secure.  Learn to pray the prayer “I […]

The Stress of Relational Conflict

The gospel and the Spirit of God help us in conflict.  To be a believer is to sign up for conflict.  Natural tendencies are fight or flight.  The gospel is raising conflict (appropriately) and reconciliation/restoration.  Peace-makers work hard for reconciliation.

The Stress of Distraction

So much distraction comes from input and a constant stream of social media. We need to unplug; drive back the forces that clamor for our attention over God and learn to hear God in silence — to pause and let stress melt away in silence and solitude before Jesus.  A call to sacred space — […]