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God's 2:00 am Plan

For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to international missions, but whenever I imagined foreign evangelism, I assumed a traditional ministry mindset. 736 more words


Revisiting a Past Burden

Below, you will find a link to a Time article about the “worst” places in the United States to live. This is based upon the statistics in a county regarding life expectancy, employment rates, and obesity. 175 more words


Letters From An MBI Student - 3/2

Dear Family,

Welcome to the caffeinated ponderings of this week: being tired. I think there are levels, because tired is not an unequivocal thing. To say “I’m tired” can mean one of sundry stages. 506 more words


The Mariners’ Prayer, and Mercy and Judgment Toward Jonah

In hermeneutics class at MBI yesterday, one of my students proposed that Jonah received mercy via the fish appointed by God as God’s response to the prayers of the mariners: 136 more words


Free Seminar on Learning “God Speech”…Christian Prayer

Did you know that at its root, “theology” means “God speech”? I always thought theology meant “the study of God,” and that’s the common modern idea, but in the original Greek, “ology” is derived from “logos,”  meaning “word.”  Biology is the study of life, but it’s also “life words”…learning how to speak the language of life. 324 more words

Thoughts On God

I Am Not Who I Once Was: The Theology of Identity

I am not who I once was.  Correction.  I am not who I once believed myself to be.  Let me explain.  For years I worked to define myself through a projected image.  1,454 more words


More Than "Just a Class"

I came to Chicago/ Moody in the Fall of 2014, wide eyed, innocent and terrified of being in “the big city”.  (Spending most of your childhood homeschooled and in the middle of a corn field can do that to you)  Nothing about my transition into life as a Moody student was easy (I may tell that whole story eventually…), but one of my many road blocks was having my PCM application form go missing (or just not get to the PCM office) not once, not twice, but… 675 more words

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