How to Utilize Your Academic Adviser

By Bailey Linton on February 4, 2019

When I was growing up, my parents always stressed the importance of finding myself a mentor.

Their reason for pushing me toward mentors should be obvious—there are wise people out there who have been in the same situations I eventually faced in adolescence. No matter how independent I wanted to be as a child, sometimes I had to admit that I needed help from someone else who knew exactly how to solve…

Can't Wait

By Joe Stowell on February 5, 2019

Hey, for any of you who may have forgotten, it's February—it's the month of Valentine's Day and of love! Hopefully, you still have time to pick up something special for the important people in your life. (And you don't even have to tell them that I reminded you!)

The love of my life, of course, is my wife, Martie. I remember so clearly the summer before our senior year of college when I finally summoned…

Why Seminary Matters: Discerning your calling and the importance of theological education.

By Ashley VanBemmelen on February 1, 2019

Editor's Note: Today's post provides a great summary on the value of pursuing seminary training for ministry. Our Admissions Director, Ashley VanBemmelen, highlights some key ways we seek to help ministry leaders prepare for or deepen their for service in the church and in other forms of ministry. For those considering seminary, this will be a helpful piece to reflect on for your own life. If you're…

Andrei Sullivan: Dreaming Down to D.C.

By Kimberly Atwood on February 15, 2019

"If you had told me when I first visited D.C. and when I first started attending Cornerstone University that I'd be working in Congress, I would have laughed."

Sometimes, dreams have to die for them to be realized. That's what legislative fellow Andrei Sullivan (B.S. ’16) learned as he found himself returning to Capitol Hill 10 years after his first visit to Washington, D.C.

The Dream Begins

At…

Logan Bailey: Developing in Community

By Bailey Linton on February 15, 2019

From the moment he set foot in his first dorm, it became Logan Bailey's dream to serve as a resident assistant (RA).

It was during a visit to campus that he first experienced Cornerstone University's ability to build community, and when he found out that there was a position dedicated to cultivating that community through coordinating activities and supporting students in the dorms, he was sold.

How to Find External Scholarships

By Bailey Linton on February 22, 2019

I made the decision on my first visit to Cornerstone that this was the place I wanted to spend my college years.

The visit itself hadn't really been planned at all. My youth group and I had been hoping to get into a large Christian music concert called WinterJam by waiting outside in a line, but they ran out of seats before we got to the door.

Distraught, we desperately searched Grand Rapids for…

Dr. Kenneth Reid: Living as Children of God

By Bailie Rouse on February 15, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Kenneth Reid preached from Romans 8:12-17 regarding what it means to be adopted into Christ's family. Adoption into Christ's family expresses the blessing of salvation, and we are adopted into a Trinitarian relationship. John 1:12 expresses that all who received Christ and believed in His name have been given the right to become children of God, and the Spirit is the very sign…

Dr. Tim Gombis: The Identity of Disciples in the Gospel of Mark

By Bailie Rouse on February 25, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Tim Gombis taught on how the Gospel of Mark constructs the identity of disciples. The Scripture already assumes that we do not know our true identity. Our identities are constructed by the surrounding culture and conferred on us by family members. The Gospel of Mark invites believers to reflect on how we construct our identities from fears, false hopes and desires for self-preservation…

Logan Wesseldyk: The Making of a Teacher

By Bailey Linton on March 1, 2019

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is something we're asked almost as soon as we start school.

Logan Wesseldyk always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. She made the decision at the age of five, mostly because "teacher" was one of the only professions she knew at such a young age. However, that simple desire to teach turned into a burning passion as she matured.

Now, Logan is a senior…

Rev. Dr. Howard Earle: Extreme Makeover

By Bailie Rouse on March 1, 2019

This week in chapel, Rev. Dr. Howard Earle preached on 2 Corinthians 5:15, which states, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation. The old has gone, and the new is here." Rev. Dr. Earle depicts the extreme makeovers of external transformation that is often shown in the media, but there is a genuine makeover that is initiated and started by God in Christ. This extreme makeover…