By Bryan R. Salminen - A friend of mine took the GRE 5 times. The GRE stands for the Graduate record examination and is a necessary evil requirement for most graduate schools. Each time he took it, he came out thinking how dumb he really was. He took it 5 different times because he kept graduating … Continue reading Wonder
By Bob Hiller - Don’t you hate those sappy sermon illustrations in which the pastor stands up and uses some cutesy moment from the life of his children to describe some biblical principle? My kids hate them too. If that is you, you’ll forgive my blog this week, as I’m totally using my son’s t-ball … Continue reading T-Ball and Sanctification
By Joel A. Hess - This month, people around the world will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Five hundred years ago, a little-known monk and professor at a little-known college in Germany nailed 95 statements against the popular practice of selling indulgences. He assumed a good discussion would follow and that the … Continue reading Happy 2000th Anniversary of the Reformation!
By Paul Koch – “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” (Isaiah 45:15) Commenting on this verse, Luther wrote, “These are the words of the prophet, who had already predicted these words of consolation. Now he is snatched into a trance of the Word of God, as if … Continue reading Playing Hide and Seek with Pat Robertson
By Paul Koch - “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility … Continue reading A Shattered Faith
By Joel A. Hess - I used to hate the radio. My ears were first awakened to rock-n-roll in 8th grade by the Go-Go’s, Joan Jett, Flock of Seagulls, Men at Work, The Police etc. When their songs came on the radio, I stopped everything and listened to every detail. I stayed up late, unbeknownst … Continue reading Spotifying Christianity
By Cindy Koch - They know how to keep us coming back. They give us just enough to have us running back for more. A sprinkle here, a taste there, but not too much… Just a little bit of Jesus. Most Bible studies are very good at this. A nice story, a few interesting word … Continue reading Just a Little Jesus