Can the church find hope again?   I’m heartbroken, in shock and saddened. Rachel Held Evans, one of the pinnacles of Progressive Christianity, met Jesus face-to-face yesterday. She dared us to see the world from the stance of Christ and be His hands and feet.   Her words are threaded throughout my thesis and
  It hasn’t been easy to be in full-time ministry as a single woman.   The problem is that the church has perpetuated marriage as the pinnacle of spiritual maturity and the assumed role of the majority of its congregants. They force many into marriage out of fear of sexual immorality, lack of understanding, jealousy
    The root of Christianity is to walk in a Christ-like way. Jesus was a compassionate man who ate and worked with all members of society, never fearing those who endured the most trauma and hardships, even if it meant they displayed signs that some may deem as unworthy to society at large.  
    The aroma of organic coffee beans, fresh hair gel and musky cologne waft through the air and beckon me to step into the modern amphitheater. The lights grow dim and the crowds push forward, yet the volunteers stand their ground like sentinels at their post – no one blinks and no one moves.
    We live in a culture that sensationalizes “purpose”. Somehow, we’ve come to believe that this illusive concept is the missing link to an assurance of fulfillment, riches, and comfort. However, anyone who has embarked on a journey to find their purpose knows that the quest is not an easy one. It’s often laced
  • Crying boy
      In the past month a new show on Netflix titled 13 Reasons Why has been sweeping the culture. Many people of all ages are watching, and due to some of the content and subject matter it is gaining popularity. In my context as a Youth & Young Adults Pastor, I am constantly
  • Josh Pavano
      Do we see them? Do we see the hunger and thirst of the children before us? If so, what are we doing about it? Josh Pavano has chosen to open up his eyes and open up his heart to the children in Uganda. He is the CEO & Founder of Jonas Umbrellas –
      What was going through your mind when you first heard the words, “You have cancer”?   My mind went in a millions places at once, not knowing what to think or even what questions to ask. I had very little knowledge of what happens when one gets a cancer diagnosis. I knew
  • Abby
    Are we listening? Are we listening to culture and allowing conversation to ensue? Are we choosing to look like Christ or are we hiding away in our church? I’m honored to introduce you to a friend of mine and share with you her story, purpose and dreams. As you peer into her story,
  • Tre Foster
    What has been the greatest struggle of stepping out into college ministry?   Scheduling usually. College students have demanding schedules, and their schedules even differ from one another. Furthermore, their schedules change every semester.   In my school where I minister, there is a “Student Club Meeting” once a week, which is intended