The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Why are we so busy?  Better yet, why do we pride ourselves on being so busy?  Our culture has created a reality in which we are almost looked down upon if we are not busy.  These questions hit on the important reminder that we are human beings not human doings.  Yet, we have structured our... Continue Reading →

How To Be Happier

GRATITUDEThe word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. (source: Harvard University School of Medicine) I almost got into Harvard University. It... Continue Reading →

Life+ Podcast: Relaunched

Life+ was designed to help families walk through the ever-changing landscape of Christian parenting today. In this episode of the newly relaunched Life+ Podcast, Director of Community and Spiritual Life Jason Suddeth shares our vision for this important resource. Lord give me the wisdom I need to raise my children today. This is my prayer,... Continue Reading →

Christian Hope

Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.I Peter 2:17 No matter the election outcome, the upcoming days will likely uncover even more division in our country.  For many people, their hope hinges on the election results.  Although governmental elections are important, they are not most important. As... Continue Reading →

Moving From Selfie to Selfless

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.Eleanor Roosevelt We have become a selfie-driven society; we would rather take a picture of a moment than enjoy being in the moment.  This constant need to post and repost has led to an incredibly self-absorbed state of... Continue Reading →

Amusing Ourselves to Death

There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.II Timothy 3:1-4 I recently revisited Neil Postman's 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death. Ironically when Postman authored the book 35 years ago, he was concerned about... Continue Reading →

Finding Identity

I recently spent time with a group of students discussing the idea of identity and significance. We watched a video on this topic by Pastor Tim Keller.

Rediscovering Hope

Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.John Maxwell / In many ways, hope is the great equalizer of all humanity.  We all seek to place our hope in something. The challenge is not in hoping, rather it is finding the right things upon which to place our hope. ... Continue Reading →

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