Life in the Waiting Room

By Joe Stowell on September 5, 2018

It's that time of year again—our campus is humming with new and returning students settling into their dorm rooms and class schedules, likely all asking the same questions: who am I and what is my role on this earth?

Our Conversation on Justice + Unity Continues October 2

By Darrell Yoder on September 17, 2018

Last spring, we started a three-part conference series on the theme “Justice + Unity: Toward the Healing of a Fractured Church.” On October 2, we will pick up where we left off and this time focus on Hispanic/Latino(a) experiences and perspectives regarding justice and unity. As I wrote previously, the biblical concept of justice and righteousness can be crystalized into two main ideas: “care for the…

Our Testimony of Loving One Another

By Bailie Rouse on September 7, 2018

The theme for chapel this semester is “An Appropriate One Another.” This week, Dr. Kenneth Reid asked the question “How do our lives speak?” Are we living a lifestyle, which glorifies God and overflows with love for one another? In John 13:34-35 it is evident that as followers of Jesus, we are to live a life, which demonstrates love for God and love for one another. It is clear that love is the defining…

IMMIGRATION, HOSPITALITY, AND LOVE OF NEIGHBOR

By Darrell Yoder on September 19, 2018

Our upcoming conference on Justice + Unity, focusing on the experience of Hispanic/Latino(a) Christians in the United States, raises important questions. When we first introduced this series, a number of people came up to me, looked carefully to their left and then to their right, and asked quietly, “Are you going to talk about immigration?” Each time, the urgency in their voices was clear. How can…

Bearing with One Another

By Bailie Rouse on September 14, 2018

This week in chapel, Dr. Max Botner taught from Ephesians 4:1-2 and Ephesians 2: 4-10  to emphasize the importance of being patient and bearing with one another in love. We are unable to bear with one another, if we do not truly know one another. He asks the question, “How are we to fight to maintain the unity of the Holy Spirit if we do not know our brothers and sisters?"

This is especially critical…