Several students walking down sidewalk on campus

When I was a senior in high school, my parents tried very hard to convince me to go to our local community college. They made countless arguments about how I’d be debt free and how I’d get the same level of education since our local community college is one of the best in the country. And whenever I argued back about wanting the “typical college experience,” they’d say I could get that when I transferred.

Still, nothing they said could make me overlook the fact that my local community college felt like high school 2.0. I didn’t want to live at home with my parents when all my closest friends were going off to four-year schools. So what if I’d have a bit more debt? I wanted the experience! In a lot of ways, I had tunnel vision and only saw one way that college should play out for me.

By Nathan Peterson

As we remember our Lord and Savior’s sacrifice this Easter, take some time to reflect on these passages and questions. Pray for fresh eyes and an ability to place yourself within each passage. Read them more than once to fully soak them in. And may the Holy Spirit fill us all with a renewed sense of wonder and delight as we celebrate the empty tomb!

By Chandra Crane

I know we can’t peg Jesus’ personality type (although die-hard Enneagram or Myers-Briggs types might try!), but I do think his example offers comfort and encouragement to us introverted folks.

By Alexis Barnhart

“Who am I to lead?” I’ve asked myself that many times. Maybe you have too, as a new Christian. As if our story is separate from the Church, and we don’t belong.

By Shawn Abraham

Just like the parable, EC “sold” what she had, so she could follow Jesus’s calling. She knew Jesus was the far greater treasure.

By Nathan Peterson

Suffice it to say, it seems like more than a few connections can be made between our situation and Jonah’s in-the-belly waiting.

By Stephan Teng

As campus was closing due to COVID, we felt an invitation to step into the unknown and experiment and learn, to be a community committed to each other even when separated.

By Shawn Abraham

I heard a sermon about how the true beauty of healing prayer lies in its portrayal of the kingdom of heaven. It invites us to know Jesus more intimately. I didn’t really understand this until I saw healing prayer work differently than I expected.


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