Monthly Archives: September 2020

Who You Are

“Some people think You just live in cathedrals made of stone

But I know You live inside my heart, I know that it’s Your home

And I’ve seen You in a sunset and in the eyes of a stranger on the street

That’s who You are to me

You’re amazing, faithful, love’s...

The Three Circles Gospel

At the College Ministry fall retreat a few weeks ago, we talked about different ways to share the gospel with others, and I want to share with you the method that the students liked the most: This illustration is typically called “The 3 Circles,” for obvious reasons,...

Ruined Rather Than Changed

The poet W.H. Auden once said, “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die.” Several years ago, our church was practicing the spiritual exercise of neighborhood prayer-walking. We would partner up, walk around our neighborhood, greet whomever we saw, and...

A Wilderness Journey

Recovering from trauma is a wilderness journey. There are ups and downs and lots of wandering. Moses went into the wilderness after he came face to face with his childhood trauma. It was in the wilderness that Moses found validation, identity, and purpose. Once a person receives validation for a wrong done against them, they then find...