Understanding God's Will When Choosing a College

By Audrey Wierenga on May 4, 2018

Fewer things are more daunting than getting to the middle of your high school career and realizing you have a choice. High school isn't forever. What's next? As your junior and senior years progress, you and your friends are driving all over the state (or country) visiting colleges and frantically filling out applications.

And then reality hits. High school is over and the cap and gown have been put…

Hope in the Risen Christ

By Bailie Rouse on May 7, 2018

This week in chapel, Jennifer Greer eloquently shared and taught the passage John 20:11–18 in the form of a personal narrative of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection from the perspective of Mary Magdalene. Jennifer emphasizes how Jesus came to Mary and chose her to be the first to announce the good news. Instead of sending the angels to announce the magnificent work of Christ, Jesus sent Mary, an…

Who is Wise and Understanding Among You? (GRTS 2018 Commencement Address)

By David Turner on May 9, 2018

Editor's Note: Dr. Turner has faithfully served in the Bible department at GRTS for 32 years, and we are grateful for his commitment to educating and mentoring students throughout their seminary journeys. Last week, Dr. David Turner gave the commencement address to our graduating seminary students, and we wanted to have his address available on the blog as well. David's humor (which was in rare form…

Why You Should Communicate with Your Roommate before School Starts

By Sarah Hiemstra on May 11, 2018

There are few relationships quite as complex as that of roommates. You can barely know a person and suddenly, you are sleeping a mere foot away from each other.

The transition to living with someone else after having your own room can be difficult. However, there are certain steps you can take to make it a little easier. You might even find yourself with a new friend at the end of it all.

Finding Faith After College

By Audrey Wierenga on May 17, 2018

Reality hits kind of hard after college. Suddenly classes are over and you jump into a job or job seeking. Your whole identity changes from student to employee. You might move to an entirely new town or move back in with your parents. However it goes, it's a transition. And it's easy to feel lost during a transition. You can sort of have an identity crisis.

CU Alumna To Give Back To the Community Through an Upscale Thrift Store

By Jordan Grooters on May 23, 2018

Throughout her life, Cornerstone University alumna Lauren Manzer (B.A. ’16) usually got dressed in the morning with a little help from her sister's closet. "She's a shopper and always has the latest and greatest," says Manzer. "I'm known for not spending my money and being an outfit repeater. Of course, when she catches me wearing her clothes…it's not her favorite. A few years ago, out of spite of…