Tag: jesus christ
Local Pastor Profile: Tyson Graber
Finding a new church can be difficult. There are so many factors that go into finding a place of worship that is right for...
Let’s Dig into Forgiveness for Our Sins
Sin started with Adam and Eve. According to John Piper, “When Adam and Eve used their biceps and triceps and hand muscles to reach...
Making Connections: Seeing the Old Testament in the New
How is the Old Testament connected to the New Testament in unique ways? In this article, I will be breaking down the importance of...
The Attitude of Christ
Written by Travis Ralls. Media by Ethan Maurer. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved the game of baseball. There’s something...
We Are Defenseless
Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Rachel Koehnemann. A little while ago my Methods in Wesleyan Theology class attended a lecture at Saint Louis University...
Easter: What it Means to Us
To Christians, Easter is a time where we happily reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Without this history-changing, earth shattering (literally) moment in time, we would not be able to call ourselves Christians. Leading up to this momentous day, Jesus partook in the Jewish holiday of Passover on the night of the infamous Last Supper.
This week in the senior capstone class, Foundations of Christian Doctrine, we discussed liturgy and society. Though many different trails can be explored when discussing liturgy and society, Dr. Hartley made a point in class regarding hospitality that lead me down my own trail.
(Un)Holy Things: Sin
Derived from the Latin word for guilt or guiltiness, sin is an unavoidable human condition. In the Genesis creation stories, humanity is depicted as to have right and personal relations with God. However, within the Adam and Eve narrative, arises humanity’s first sin. Commonly referred as original sin, humanity’s first sin speaks to ones inability to fully trust God and to confess for previous wrongdoings. Consequently, mankind seeks wordly wisdom away from God, but neglects to realize that all wisdom comes from God. Thus, in the wake of original sin man has the autonomy he has sought, but not the perspective or Godly wisdom to grasp it fully. Therefore, sin is not only an act, but also a state or barrier that needs to be overcome.
Spirit of Adventure
Paths walked by the disciples of Jesus Christ are those of extraordinary adventure. Over the past two weeks, Global Impact and Set Free have inspired a shimmering spirit for adventure across campus. In chapel on Wednesday, Kali Long, the Set Free leader from Athens, defined the term “missionary” in its original Greek to mean “one on a holy mission from God”. It is this mission to which Jesus invites us.