Three Great Places for On-Campus Employment

By Bailey Linton on April 2, 2019

The summer before my freshman year of college, I remember being concerned with one thing and one thing only: making money.

I was incredibly concerned with making sure that I had enough money to go into the school year with because I was moving to the other side of the state, from Flint to Grand Rapids. I was going to an area where I had no connections and was super worried about finding a job.

In…

Don't Be an April Fool

By Joe Stowell on April 5, 2019

April is the month that begins with jokes …

I've had a lot of April Fools' jokes pulled on me, and I must admit that I've pulled off a few pretty good ones myself. But one thing I've noticed: no one likes being called a fool, much less being made to look like a fool. We like to think of ourselves as savvy, wise and sharp—not easily tricked or duped. But when we measure ourselves by God's standards…

How to Get Plugged in to Local Churches

By Bailey Linton on April 9, 2019

Before I moved from my home on the other side of the state to Cornerstone University, I used to have weekly meetings with my pastor.

In these meetings, my pastor attempted to teach me and the other students leaving for college all of the things he felt would be important to us in the "adult world." Over the course of these meetings, I began to notice one message that was present in every lesson he…

Warriors of the Kingdom

By Susan Burner on April 15, 2019

Editor's Note: In today's post, Susan Burner offers a compelling preview of our upcoming Talking Points conference on justice and unity through the lens of women's experience and perspective. She reviews a book by one of our speakers, Carolyn Custis James, highlighting many of the key questions we will explore. The conference is tomorrow (Tuesday, April 16). If you haven't registered yet, you still…

Caroline Cahoon: Acting as a Story

By Kimberly Atwood on April 26, 2019

For as long as she can remember, Caroline Cahoon (B.A. ’03) has always loved being a part of the arts. But what she loved most about drawing, writing and theatre was not the act itself, but the underlying theme they all shared—the theme of story.

Call to Adventure

Caroline has always been drawn to art. As a kid, she put a lot of her time into drawing, painting, writing and illustrating. And, through…

Dr. Bill Rudd: Keeping Your Faith and Sanity When Your World Falls Apart and the Bad Guys are Winning

By Bailie Rouse on April 12, 2019

This week in chapel, Bill Rudd preached on Psalm 73, in which Asaph almost lost his faith and his ministry, but he was able to realign his trust back to God. Asaph almost lost his faith by misunderstanding the goodness of God, by envying the wicked and obsessing over the prosperity of the wicked. Asaph began to feel that his efforts were fully in vain, and he started to stir up an entitled attitude…

Dr. Rik Stevenson: Who We are in Christ

By Bailie Rouse on April 26, 2019

This week in chapel, Dr. Rik Stevenson preached from Mark 15:21, and he emphasized that Simon having to carry the cross of Christ demonstrates that as Christians we are called to get dirty and, like Christ, carry a cross that is not our own. A man or a woman who carries the cross with Jesus is co-laboring and commissioning with Christ. Dr. Stevenson outlines five key points of being commissioners with…