The Church Search

By Allison Todd on November 3, 2017

Arriving for your first year at college, you have all of your classes planned out. But, there is one thing you didn't plan ahead: where to go to church. Since you don't exactly live down the street, it's hard to know where to start.

Surviving Your First Year as an Engineering Student

By Allison Todd on November 6, 2017

Freshman year at college is an adventure. You are in a new city, you have new friends and you begin to feel your first sense of independence. While it's great to finally experience freedom, being responsible with your time and resources is vitally important as you begin to feel the pressures of your course load, especially for an engineering student.

Love of the Other

By Bailie Rouse on November 3, 2017

During chapel this week, Rev. Kate Kooyman encouraged students to think about what the "love of the other" or Christian hospitality looks like tangibly. She taught from the text Luke 10:30-37, the parable of the Good Samaritan. Check out the full teaching below.

Fingerprints

By Benjamin VanDyke on November 13, 2017

Creation care is important because it protects that connection between us and our Creator. Creation reminds us of Who we serve and belong to. Creation care is important because it is God who both designed and made it to glorify Himself, for our enjoyment and for our stewardship. It is in this stewardship role that we find ourselves the most satisfied, and by no accident, in touch with our Creator.

Remaining in Christ

By Bailie Rouse on November 10, 2017

This week in Chapel, Dr. Joy Bonnema spoke on how producing fruit occurs when an individual remains in Christ, and this remaining happens through love. Often as Christians, we often forget the importance of remaining or abiding in Christ. If we abide in Him, then God will call us into a deeper understanding and a more personal experience of His love. Dr. Bonnema's main texts include John 15:1-17 and…

A Change in Posture, Not Theology

By Graham McKeague on November 15, 2017

The opening session of the 2017 Talking Points event effectively laid out the major aspects of discussion. Dr. Sprinkle presented a number of important considerations for pastors, ministry leaders and others to pursue in ministry where "the greatest apologetic for the truth is love."

Why is the Gospel Good News For Everyone Every Day?

By Andrew Kischner on November 20, 2017

Laurie Krieg delivered a stirring talk at the Fall 2017 Talking Points conference entitled "Loving LGBT+ People with the Gospel." She gave a captivating first-person narrative about her lifetime struggle with sexuality and her walk with God.

As she shared, Laurie described how behind every sin lies a heart idol, and so the good news of the gospel must reach into our hearts if we are to be truly healed…

Giving Thanks When It’s Hard

By David Turner on November 22, 2017

It's easy to be thankful when things are going well, like when we ace the exam, when we get the raise, when we're healthy and our life is flourishing. It's not so easy to give thanks when we fail the exam, when we get fired or when tragedy strikes. I have yet to see an athlete point their index fingers to the sky to give thanks after striking out or getting sacked, and I'm not holding my breath. If…

Three Myths About Nursing

By Allison Todd on November 28, 2017

From administering medication to educating patients on physical therapy strategies, your decision to enter a career in the health care industry means that you will play a meaningful role in saving lives. With a career in nursing, it can even go beyond basic patient care.

Five Ways Your Church Can Join the LGBT+ Conversation

By Andrew Panaggio on November 28, 2017

In session three of the Fall 2017 Talking Points event at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Dr. Preston Sprinkle and Laurie Krieg engaged in a dialogue to help attendees understand and join the LGBT+ conversation. They talked openly and honestly about how churches can come alongside people who struggle with same-sex attraction so that they do not have to struggle alone.

How to Manage Your Money in College

By Sydney Wheat on December 1, 2017

During my first year at Cornerstone, my concept of money was not fully established. One day, during January of my freshman year, I received a call from my dad that led to a conversation about the cost of college. At that moment, I realized that my lifestyle and lack of attention to finances needed to change. It was then that my mindset toward money management switched directions.

Responding to Persistent Structural Injustice

By Bailie Rouse on December 1, 2017

During chapel this week, Dr. Rebecca DeYoung shared two stories of individuals who have experienced persistent injustice. First she shared a story of her friend Douglas, who has been wrongly convicted and is living in the prison system. Despite the hardship of living in what seems like exile, Douglas chooses to trust God by persisting and living in victory and in peace. Then, Dr. DeYoung taught from…