The Local Church Still Matters

As a millennial who works for a church, it’s not uncommon for 90% of my conversations with people I’ve just met to be an explanation of their feelings towards the local church. In fact, I joked the other day that a lot of my dates end up with me giving church recommendations (oops). For some,Continue reading “The Local Church Still Matters”

Five Things Friday

Welcome to Five Things Friday: Relationship Book Edition! This past week, I posted an Instagram photo in my hammie at Bethel, reading a book on marriage. A ton of people asked about the book, so I figured that interest – in tandem with Wednesday’s post on singleness – might warrant a special edition of FiveContinue reading “Five Things Friday”

Preach the (Entire) Bible

A recent sermon from a famous pastor has gained attention for saying: [First Century] Church leaders unhitched the church from the worldview, value system, and regulations of the Jewish scriptures. Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well. and Jesus’ new covenant, HisContinue reading “Preach the (Entire) Bible”

Five Things Friday

Welcome to the first installment of “Five Things Friday,” where I share the five things that I am currently loving this week. On this list: a scarf, non-traditional bubble tea, books on science and women in ministry, and a general shout-out to my community. In no particular order: Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf Okay, let’s be real…Continue reading “Five Things Friday”

LINK: Bethel Seminary Recognizes Three Omark Preaching Competition Finalists

“They’re passionate preachers. They’re both students and teachers. And for the first time in its 51-year history, Bethel Seminary’s Omark Preaching Competition finalists are all women. Announced on April 11, the three finalists were selected for preparing and delivering outstanding sermons that addressed the question “Why Jesus?” The competition is open to all Bethel Seminary students currentlyContinue reading “LINK: Bethel Seminary Recognizes Three Omark Preaching Competition Finalists”

The Monday Gospel

It’s Monday. If you’re anything like the 70% of Americans who hate or feel disengaged from their job (seriously, that’s a real statistic!) the word Monday alone might be enough to make you cringe. Or start checking the job posting section of LinkedIn for a job that might make your Mondays feel less… well, like Monday. For someContinue reading “The Monday Gospel”

Jacob, Waiting, and Advent Calendars

I was a terribly impatient kid. One Christmas, when I was about four years old, I bucked the tradition of Advent Calendars. You see, I had decided that something seemed wrong with having to wait twenty-four hours to eat one piece of chocolate a day. Especially when the little windows open so easily, revealing the tiny piecesContinue reading “Jacob, Waiting, and Advent Calendars”