The Importance of Genuine Community

Someone once told me, “There’s no such thing as staying the same in your relationship with Jesus. You’re always either getting closer to him or growing more distant.” In my experience, the same statement above could be said of any relationship, and the reason it’s true is because relationships are so personal. You can’t personally […]

Small Stories Matter in God’s Big Story

I work in full-time college ministry, and I see God at work in the small stories every day. One guy I met during my first year in ministry was a sophomore named Ed. Ed was a criminal justice major and had no plans of going into full-time ministry. I mentored him for a few years, […]

A Season Filled With Hope

It seems fitting that I’ve been studying the first chapter of the book of Ruth this past week, since she’s the great-great-great (and quite a few more greats) grandmother of Jesus. The chapter opens describing the events that led Ruth, a Moabite and an enemy of God and his people, to Bethlehem. Because of a […]

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