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God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

-NEEDTOBREATH, "Rivers in the Wasteland"



Join us July 13-17, 2014
for The Institute!


The Persecuted Church

At a biblical university with emphases on missions and church planting, discussion of the persecuted church occasionally drifts into conversation. Like pollen that is in the air, it lingers, unseen until it lands on something. It isn’t the perfect analogy, but for me, the pollen does not bother me too much, so I often forget its presence. When something becomes so common, believers fail to see it. For example, I can walk through an open doorway multiple times, but shift the location of the doorstop just a little bit when I’m not expecting it, and I could end up laid out in the hallway.


How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art, indeed!

Why Wait?

We live in a society that’s accustomed to instant gratification.  Take fast food or Netflix, for example.  We want what we want when we want it.  And advertisers know it.  They appeal to consumers on the basis of ease and speed, and our culture eats it up.



What can Christ help you overcome today?

Free Indeed

Teaching at Kirkland prison has been surprising in the best possible way...

The first day I walked the yard at Kirkland Penitentiary, I was jittery. Going through security, being questioned as to where I was headed, being buzzed through multiple heavy metal doors, and walking the prison yard avoiding eye contact with crowds of tan-clad inmates made my palms sweat and my heart beat faster. Prison scenes in movies flashed through my mind, and I was relieved to make it to the library where I would be teaching English as a Foreign Language.