Imagination, Family, and Masculinity: An Interview With S.D. Smith

Tim Briggs Community Life, Men

S. D. Smith is the author of The Green Ember, a children’s fantasy adventure in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia. He will be speaking at the Man Meal on Saturday, February 28 on the topic of Life By Dying: A Man’s Calling to Follow Jesus at Home. Additionally, he will be speaking to parents on Sunday, March 1 …

The Story Needs to Be Told

Carrie Givens Stories, Struggling Well

Four years ago, I walked through the gas chambers at Auschwitz. I stood in between the barracks buildings and imagined Nazi soldiers unloading masses of humanity from trains and pushing them along the gravel roads toward extermination. I stood in concrete buildings looking through glass into rooms filled with the belongings of the people who lost their lives there: one …

Which Story are we Hearing?

Stewart Fenters Devotional, Worship

I have often been guilty of physically hearing what someone says, but not really listening. It is a strange phenomenon. Someone says something, and a few minutes later I have no recollection of what they said or even how they said it. There are many factors that go into this, but we often hear what we deem to be most …

Make it Your Story

Tim Briggs Community Life, Stories, Struggling Well

The sermon from this past weekend was titled Make it Your Story and we interviewed three people from the congregation to hear how God’s story had changed their story. For Mike Stahnke, it was a deeper understanding of grace. For Michael Sasnett, it was seeing people as image-bearers. For Debbie Pike, it was God’s love shaping how she loves others. So, what …