I often don’t feel the way I think I should. I want to feel joyful in my work, consistently loving toward my roommates and family, and properly confident in God and in myself, but it’s usually not that simple. I’m a big over-thinker and can spend a lot of time and energy analyzing my actions and my feelings and being frustrated with myself when it doesn’t all align.

I love the part of the Easter story when the angel appears to the women at the tomb (Matthew 28-1-10). The angel calls out to the women and reminds them of Jesus’ promise to return to them. The women are invited to look into the tomb for themselves as they process, and the angel gives them a role and a way to be an active part of this story as they are sent to tell others this news that changes everything. It is hope filled and empowering.

By Emily Baez

New age practices promise to deliver on some deep human desires we’ve always had and always will have. When we investigate these desires, we’ll not only find that they’re natural and normal, but they’re also best satisfied in deep relationship with Jesus.  

By Nathan Peterson

God made us and made us for him. In ways we can’t fully understand, we crave him. But we do everything we can to satisfy that craving with earthly things. This is why we’re tired. This is why we need true rest.

By Schuyler Kitchin

God’s people can meet God in the temple and in the wilderness, in spring and in winter. 

By Hannah Keziah Agustin

Going to church on Sundays was no longer enough for Cade. He wanted to see the hope of Jesus proclaimed in the streets for all people to hear.

By Eva Liu Glick

I was operating unconsciously as if everybody shared my Christian knowledge and views. It was my wake-up call. I needed to invest in friendships with non-Christians again, and that would require intentional effort.

By Hannah Keziah Agustin

Fall Conference was where God prepared me for years of serving my campus. I knew that he was going to do the same for the eager students who showed up in 2023.

By Nathan Peterson

The question “Would Jesus eat frybread?” is really asking “Would Jesus be willing to step into the complicated story of Native people?” Does he care, does he see the pain, does he see the strength there?


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