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Ten Reasons to Choose a Christian College

By Jim Orrick College can be one of the most formative experiences in anyone’s life. This makes choosing the right one crucial. We at Crossings understand the important decision that is laid before families and students as they look to the future, and we want to provide you with helpful resources as you consider colleges together. [...]

By | 2018-02-13T12:00:12+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

Descended for Sinners: Immanuel, God With Us

Isaiah 7:10-14, “10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 'Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.’ 12 But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test.’ 13 And he said, 'Hear then, O house of [...]

By | 2018-01-17T17:50:23+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Cultivating Gratitude: Saying “Thank You”

"The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:32:42+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

Family Rhythms: Worship Together

 “If you don’t make worship the center of your home, you will raise Pharisees.” These are the haunting and motivating words my wife’s pastor spoke to us during premarital counseling late in the summer of 2007. Our premarital counseling was intense and thorough. We read multiple books, took personality surveys, and had many meetings — [...]

By | 2017-10-16T11:03:40+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Back to School: How to Use Your Cell Phone

ADD refers to a psychological ailment known as attention deficit disorder. It refers to an inability to focus, think deeply, and stay on task. In Tony Reinke’s book, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Reinke argues that our cell phones are contributing to “spiritual ADD.” Spiritual ADD He explains that our phones are a [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:12:07+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Back to School: How to Write

Winston Churchill won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. By the end of his life, he had penned forty-three books and opined in thousands of columns. Surprisingly, many do not know that Churchill performed terribly in school, regularly neglecting mathematics, French, and Latin. He had to have tutors who force fed him formulas, declensions, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:24:22+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Called: Consider the Dangers

Marie Curie is the first woman to win the Nobel prize and spent her life pursuing a deeper understanding of the atom. In fact, Marie Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium, coined the term radioactivity, first assigned radioactivity a unit of measurement, and was one of the first to prove that the atom was [...]

By | 2017-08-29T14:55:27+00:00 August 27th, 2017|

Called: To Good Works

“Others.” A plaque of golden wood sat above the threshold with this word etched boldly into it. I first noticed it sitting at the kitchen table of my mentor’s home while eating breakfast with him and his family. This family dedicated their lives to serving college students. Dwayne Carson was a pastor at Liberty University [...]

By | 2017-07-31T15:09:36+00:00 July 31st, 2017|

Spiritual Warfare: Fight the Flesh 2

One of my favorite hobbies is cycling. My wife and I purchased two hybrid bikes three years ago and quickly became gearheads. During the first few months, it was exciting to start learning how to track cadence, heart rate, and average speed. We started with four miles, but before we knew it, our strength increased [...]

By | 2017-07-24T17:43:37+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|