All of Creation – The Greater and Lesser Lights

By on Dec 12, 2017

    14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights–the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night–and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the nights, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw...

Praise in a Not So Silent Place

By on Dec 7, 2017

  “Having received this order, [the jailer] put [Paul and Silas] into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.” – Acts 16:24-26, ESV   To say praise is important in the Bible would be a great understatement. If you need convincing, just read through the book of...

All of Creation – The Heavens and The Earth

By on Dec 2, 2017

  “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” -Genesis 1:1 So for our first little segment on Creation, I’d like to take a look at the beginning of it all: The Heavens and the Earth. More specifically, space: The Final Frontier. The story begins: A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Just kidding. Well it was a long time ago, but perhaps not in a galaxy far far away. Basically, the story begins with God. Nothing else. Literally, nothing else.   But you might be asking, “How does that even work? If there was nothing, how was there God?” I don’t know. I...

When the Fight Calls

By on Nov 20, 2017

  Suffering. For so many of us, suffering unearths a mountain of painful memories. The loss of a loved one. The loss of friendships. Financial hardship. Emotional or physical abuse. Over the course of the past few months, struggle seems to be the theme for myself and for so many of my closest friends. Whether it’s the loss of loved ones, the dense fog that is their future, or just life, for so many, the mere act of waking up to face the day seems almost impossible.   But in the midst of such suffering, truth has this funny way of sneaking into our lives. In the song, “When the...

How God Can Turn Any Situation From Mourning to Joy

By on Nov 14, 2017

  In the year 1941, World War 1 raged across many countries, leaving destruction and chaos in its path. A relief ship from the Red Cross was sailing towards Greece with a load of supplies, but when Greece fell to the Germans, the ship was redirected to a harbor in Alexandria, Egypt. Fearing that the ships in this harbor might be attacked, the captain planned to plunge all of its cargo into the water and sneak back out to the open sea as soon as possible. However, one person stood in the way. A young Scottish sailor on board insisted that they unload the supplies so that an orphanage in...

Homosexuality and the Church

By on Nov 9, 2017

  Last year, I was tabling for our on campus Christian fellowship, holding a box of cookies in my left hand and a handful of fliers in my right. Normally, people don’t come up to us and ask questions regarding what we believe. But for some reason, during my shift, a guy came to grab a cookie and said, “I’m gay. Can I be a Christian?” Woah. Wha? I’m just standing out here on Sproul Plaza giving out free cookies trying to get people to come to our fellowship… And you have to come and hit me with that? Needless to say, I really wasn’t ready for a question like that, but I answered it to...

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