Closeup of hands overlapping each other

For many years my grandfather worked on the railroad, and it showed.

He had these hands one only gets from wrestling brake levers meant to grind tons of speeding metal to a halt. Even old age preserved them: fingers thick with rope-like tendons, palms swollen with muscle, knuckles crooked and flat. In them one read the story of his vocation, a life of riding and guiding steel giants.

Hands are like that, even in the Bible. They tell a story. And like my granddaddy, the story of the apostle Peter is also in his hands. It’s a story of four hands in two places, and a picture of the redemption that transforms our weakest moments.

By Nathan Peterson

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By Nathan Peterson

I’ve begun to see how fundamental hospitality is within God’s DNA. And since we’re God’s kids, called to follow his example (Eph 5:1), I see how hospitality needs to be a high priority—whether that’s how we approach freshmen on campus, the new person at work, or visitors to our congregations or small groups, just like Scripture says in Hebrews 13:2

By Calvin York

These are tiny little beauties that, when added up, create the culture of campus that I missed so much. Campus life is back, and with that, so is in-person ministry.

By Alexis Barnhart

I am keenly aware that our bodies have absorbed a gauntlet of grief throughout this traumatic year. And some of us, for the first time since March 2020, are stepping onto campuses that have been closed for over a year. How then, when we are committed to seeing God’s kingdom come on campus, do we enter NSO well?

By Frank Espinoza

As we prepare for a new school year, I believe Jesus’ invitation for us is to see and care for these first-gen students’ unique experiences while also recognizing the agency and gifts they bring—to the campus, our ministries, the world, and the kingdom of God.

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