False Advertising

Article by Paul Stiver — I graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in Strategic Communication, aka Advertising. Since I graduated in 2009, I’ve never worked a job in advertising or any related field. I do not use my degree. However, I do use the things I learned while acquiring … More False Advertising

Rest More, Kill More Sin: Your Summer Guide to Doing Less

Article by: Aaron Shaw, 6/21/2016 — I’ll be the first to say that summer is one is my favorite seasons. When we turn the corner from rainy 40 degree spring to that first 60 degree day with nothing but sunshine, I’m the first one to throw on a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and grab my … More Rest More, Kill More Sin: Your Summer Guide to Doing Less

Easter Is Over, But I’m Still Learning About It

I love discovering the unique and often bizarre origins of common words. For example, did you know that the word snob was originally used to refer to shoemakers or apprentice shoemakers? Or that goodbye is a shortened form of the old prayer “God be with you”? Or that Jumbo was most likely originally a word … More Easter Is Over, But I’m Still Learning About It

Shrinking Hope

I’ve been at Hope for about five years now. A lot has stayed the same in those five years, but a lot has also changed. The Bible continues to be preached, community continues to be emphasized, and people keep coming in the doors. But as our church gets bigger it gets harder to maintain some … More Shrinking Hope

Immanuel. A Story Of Adoption: My Daughters And Mine

“You coming back”, is the normal response from our youngest daughter when I leave the house – or sometimes just the room. There is a very real fear in our girls that people will leave for good. They survived much of their lives connecting to people and having those people leave them. It’s a normal … More Immanuel. A Story Of Adoption: My Daughters And Mine