Refugees of the Culture War
by Dan Vandzura on September 30th, 2022
If you have been part of an Evangelical circle for a while, chances are you have heard of the culture war. There is a pattern in American Christianity wherein often well-meaning (and sometimes not so well-meaning) Christians become concerned about some new fad, product, or movement in wider American culture and what it could do to the country. This concern often turns into outrage, and these Chris...  Read More
Moses, Jesus, & Family Discipleship
by Josh Cervone on September 23rd, 2022
As I was considering what to write about this week, I was inspired by Pastor Dan’s blog post from a few weeks ago (Youth Group and the Kingdom of God). He wrote about his philosophy and vision for our youth group. His excellent post (you should definitely go read it) prompted me to realize that we haven’t spoken about our hearts for family ministries for this school year. So, I decided that I woul...  Read More
Hail to the Queen
by Pete Nelson on September 9th, 2022
Unless you’ve been in solitary confinement lately, you’ve heard that the Queen of England died this week. She was 96 and had a 70 year reign as queen. An amazing woman and an impressive reign to say the least. All indicators that I have read or heard state that she was a woman of faith and was trusting in Christ. A long productive life and a lasting legacy. In the weeks to come, we will hear more ...  Read More
Youth Group and the Kingdom of God
by Dan Vandzura on September 2nd, 2022
Well, despite all the odds, it is somehow already September again. While I must now enter a period of mourning for the loss of the Summer, I am excited to begin a new youth group year. I am officially into my third year of student ministry here, and I continue to look forward to what is still to come.Throughout the past few weeks, I have been meeting with a number of new youth group leaders, which...  Read More
by Pete Nelson on August 12th, 2022
The Bible often talks about freedom. That we are indeed free in Christ. Free to be the people he wants us to be, to grow in his grace, and even to make mistakes. Our freedom in Christ is a rather dicey subject. I say that because some Christians believe we can go too far with our freedom, that if we allow people to really believe that they are free, they will take advantage of the grace of God. I ...  Read More
In the Holy Spirit
by Josh Cervone on July 29th, 2022
This week we are going to return to and complete our series on the Apostle’s Creed. So far, we have briefly introduced the Creed and covered its discussion of God the Father and Jesus. This week we will look at the final section that confirms belief in the Spirit, the Church, and several other core tenants of the Christian faith. The final section of the Creed says this:I believe in the Holy Spiri...  Read More