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Unconforming to be Transformative: Part 2

Written and media by Bradley Stubbs. The way we fight being conformed to the world is through a real relationship with Christ. If we want a real relationship with Christ we have to understand that intellectual knowledge of Christ alone is not a relationship and will not get us into Heaven. Some churches want an easy answer for what it means to be a Christian. They say that if we know who Christ is, go to ch ...

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Dressember: Fighting Human Trafficking One Dress at a Time

Written by Beth Richardson. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Each December, women join together to fight against human trafficking in the form of wearing a dress every day. This is to restore power to dresses and women alike. Two years ago, I participated in this challenge. Not many people knew what it was, so I was fundraising on my own. I gave myself a goal of $200 and quickly exceeded it. This year, the moveme ...

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Christmas: More Than a Holiday

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Sara Dawson. The sound of your favorite Christmas song comes on and immediately the first thought many people have is a holiday where they get to open presents and spend time with family. While this is a part of Christmas, it is only one part. Christmas is not just another holiday that provides students with a couple of weeks free from classes, it is a celebration of som ...

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Unconforming to be Transformative: Part 1

Written and media by Bradley Stubbs. Today we are conformed to society. Over time, society has used multiple methods of conforming us and instead of pushing back, we have accepted it and so it has affected the way we live. We support things that turn people away from Christ and things that are in direct contrast with the Bible, yet we think we have a relationship with Christ. We are called as Christians to ...

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A Piece of Peace

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Kyle Spriggs. Calendars are filling fast as plans for Christmas festivities are in the works. The dreaded questions and interactions creep closer and closer. Crazy Uncle Joe will hug a little too long, Aunt Betty will bring a gross fruitcake, and Grandpa Bill will whine about food, politics, and everything else. Granny will ask too many questions, little cousin Jill will pul ...

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Media is Ministry

Written by Kristyn Ewing. Media by Sara Dawson. Media is a way we communicate through a variety of books, TV, radio, movies, the Internet, magazines, music, vlogging, so on and so forth. What difference does it make if we add the word "Christian" in front of media? I think we can all agree that it makes a huge difference because it’s media that has just been put in a category that people avoid or run to. Th ...

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Testimony Series: Meaning in the Mundane

Written by Joshua Wood. Media by Taylor Harpster. When I was first asked to write out my testimony for this series, my initial thought was, “Oh, cool. Someone thinks I’m interesting!” As a long-time home-schooled, pastor’s kid (PK), it felt pretty good! So, with the empowerment of someone thinking that I was not boring, I tried to figure out how to condense my entire life into about a page or two. Easy, rig ...

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God Made a Hunter

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Kyle Spriggs. "We pray our sights be straight, and our aim be true. We pray for no pain to the game we pursue. We thank you, Lord for this land. We thank you for the sights from our stands. We pray for safety one and all. We pray we may return next fall." -A Hunter's Prayer by S. Elliot   As I walked through dark woods before the break of dawn and climbed up a tree, I w ...

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How Do You Worship?

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Kyle Spriggs. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." John 4:24 To most people, worship is considered the act of praising God through song. While singing is one form of praising God, there are so many other ways that people worship. According to Merriam-Webster, worship is “adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God.” Singing has bec ...

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