“Therefore” – by President Dave Ley

It was a warm summer day in July 2006. My wife and I stood in family court before a judge that was going to make a decision about the future lives of three children that we had welcomed into our home. They had been orphaned twice—the first time by their biological...

Pray Right – Dr. Ben Olson

In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul gives a humiliating testimony about a prayer of his that was not answered. Not that God did not hear him, but that He did not answer him positively. This becomes more poignant considering the purpose of the book of 2 Corinthians is to...

Looking More Like Jesus – VPSD Dan Jarrell

In 1976, the antacid company Rolaids released an advertising campaign so successful that it lasted more than 5 years. Beginning with the question, “How do you spell relief?” we heard first from individuals. A trucker would say “For heartburn and gas, I spell...

The Power of Story – by Noël Maxwell

In 1962, a few days before his high school graduation, a young man took out his souped up Autobianchi Bienchina for a spin. Being a race car driver was his sole ambition in life. While making an illegal left hand turn, however, another car broadsided him, flipping him...

“What Do We Do?”

As a teenager, my understanding of life in Christ, how to live as a Christian, was going to church and enjoying a consistent devotional life with him. This was largely private. I didn’t connect with Christian brothers and sisters, my faith rarely influenced my public...

Rest Regardless of Restless Circumstances

I have been thinking about rest recently.  Having contracted Covid-19 around Thanksgiving, the fatigue that seems to last well past other symptoms has  motivated me to seek physical rest.  However, the unrest that is spews from the news and social media outlets, has...