Let Every Breath

Let Every Breath

I have been thinking a lot about breathing recently.  I don’t think I’m alone in this.  In fact, the civil unrest that our country has experienced was spurred on by “I can’t breathe.”  The COVID-19 pandemic often impacts a person’s ability to breath.  The mask debate...

Odd and Unexpected Gifts

Recently while playing basketball with a group of students and staff I experienced an injury. In the midst of certainly one of the most beautiful lay ups of that day, I found myself crashing down on my ankle. As if my life slowed down for that brief moment I could see...

A far greater power…

All you need is love, love… Students at a Bible college can’t escape parsing definitions of Biblical concepts like salvation, sanctification, or the ever-contentious predestination. Whether because it’s an assignment (all you Systematic Theology students can groan!)...

Learning to Love: Problem People

Wounds. Unless they are physical, we often don’t see wounds in other people. What we do see is the negative expressions that are effects of the internal presence of their wounds. For a hypothetical example, maybe my dad was verbally abusive, could never find anything...

Learning to Love: People Reduction

We tend to reduce people to simple understandings. In his memoir The Pastor, Eugene Peterson reflects on his Uncle Sven. He first heard stories about Uncle Sven from his mother, who was nearly two decades younger than her brother. She said of him that he was kind,...

Why ABC?

A philosophy professor announced to his students that the final essay exam for his Introduction to Philosophy class would be comprehensive.  The students spent hours going over the Socratic method and Plato’s forms.  They tired their brains on epistemological and...

Open Access Digital Theological Library

You now have free access to over 190,00 ebooks and thousands of journals through the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)! Look under the “Links” tab on your Populi Library page. The current trend in the digital information age is to make as much current...

Professor Spotlight: Bates’ Current Reading List

Every so often it’s nice to know what our professors are reading and would recommend. Here are Bob and Linda Bates Top Picks! We don’t have these in our library yet, but if you’d like to see them there let me know! # 1 “The Victorious Christian Life”...

Ethnodoxology: Arts & Culture in the Church

Ethnodoxology: Arts & Culture in the Church SPRING BREAK 2019 MODULAR: Join us for a one-week, interactive, practical-learning experience! “Learn to help communities use their artistic talents and passions to share the love of God and respond to spiritual, social...