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A Terrifying Love

By Jay Schroeter | September 18, 2021 | Comments Off on A Terrifying Love

  In the name of the Father Holy                      Amen                       Spirit, and the Son and the Menōn, I have been meaning to talk to you about this for a while, but I’m not sure how … Continue reading “A Terrifying Love”

On the Fear of the Lord

By Fang Zheng Andre Hui | August 20, 2021 | Comments Off on On the Fear of the Lord

  “Fear” is not a word I had instinctively associated with any person of the Trinity (God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). How could a feeling that lends itself to an aversion toward its object be something that I feel toward God? I trust God the Father on a cognitive and affective level; I … Continue reading “On the Fear of the Lord”

Bittersweet

By Samuel Ojo | August 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Bittersweet

Untitled, 2020, digital photograph, 3712 x 5568. Shutter speed 1/160, F4.0, ISO 5000.  Untitled, 2020, digital photograph, 4000 x 6000. Shutter speed 1/320, F5.0, ISO 8000. Oluwadamilare, 2020, digital photograph, 5324 x 4000. Shutter speed 1/125, F5.0, ISO 5000. Nigerian culture has been on a rise worldwide. While everyone wants to enjoy the music, clothing, … Continue reading “Bittersweet”

Dealing with Doubt

By Andrew Nachamkin | August 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Dealing with Doubt

“And have mercy on those who doubt.” – Jude 22 I’ll never forget the first time I seriously questioned my faith. I was thirteen, sitting in the back of a Christmas Eve service, and as I looked up at the church ceiling, I thought, “How do I know this isn’t all made up?” Feeling the … Continue reading “Dealing with Doubt”

Death is a Gardener

By Rebecca Park | August 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Death is a Gardener

Questions for Journal Reflection: Many of us have experienced the global trauma of the pandemic as a numbness. How does or doesn’t this resonate with you? Travel through any guilt you may be experiencing in response to this. Where does the pressure to respond in particular ways stem from for you? What memories of death … Continue reading “Death is a Gardener”

Reflections Amidst COVID-19

By Fang Zheng Andre Hui | August 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Reflections Amidst COVID-19

Christie Yang I originally wrote this poem in the midst of midterms during the spring semester of my freshman year. I was procrastinating my studies, and I was tired, stressed, and pressured by comparison and competition. My greatest fear was failing to meet my own standards and those of the world, as well as disappointing … Continue reading “Reflections Amidst COVID-19”

Yet

By Eugene Amankwah | July 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Yet

Life is difficult Fears can get in our way, yet God delivers us Fear is one feeling that is universal for human beings. Everyone – no matter how young or old, rich or poor – fears something. Rational fears are usually good, as they tend to keep us from doing things that may put us … Continue reading “Yet”

No Fear of Condemnation

By Greg Phelan | July 22, 2021 | Comments Off on No Fear of Condemnation

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 (NIV) We are all looking for a verdict.  We want to be told that we are good enough and that we matter. In other words, we want a verdict that our life is meaningful. We seek that verdict from many places, … Continue reading “No Fear of Condemnation”

My Fathers

By Sarah Gantt | July 15, 2021 | Comments Off on My Fathers

I stood in the laundry room with piles of clothes at my feet, feeling my dad’s arms wrap around me and his scruffy beard scratch my forehead as he kissed me, whispering, “I am proud of you.” Hours later, I boarded my Williams-bound plane, my eyes moist with tears and my heart bursting with love … Continue reading “My Fathers”

I know you are with me

By Christie Yang | July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on I know you are with me

I know you are with me. You know me, and I hate you.  I know you are with me. You know me, but you love me. Darkness, judgment, pain – I do not want to know you anymore. I want to know you so much more –  Source of light, grace, and hope. I do … Continue reading “I know you are with me”