Hacksaw Ridge and the Fight for Lost Souls

Desmond Doss was an ordinary man who loved an extraordinary Savior. It was his faith in God and a childhood encounter that made him a pacifist; he would not take life from another human being, nor would he pick up a weapon. This firm belief carried him into the beginning of World War II, when he enlisted in the United States’ Army as a medic. He was told he wouldn’t be asked to pick up a weapon. Continue reading “Hacksaw Ridge and the Fight for Lost Souls”

Seized by the Power of a Great Affection

Early in the history of America, the Quakers started describing salvation in a way that would be handed down through the centuries in hymns and literary works: Continue reading “Seized by the Power of a Great Affection”

Quid Pro Quo Gospel

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase that essentially means ‘something for something’ or ‘this for that’. A longer definition is ‘something that is given to you or done for you in return for something you have given to or done for someone else’ (Merriam-Webster). It is a common legal phrase, popular in contract law and whenever binding agreements are made. In order to make something ‘quid pro quo’, there has to be an exchange that takes place. Continue reading “Quid Pro Quo Gospel”

The Gospel Explicit, The Gospel Assumed

I just moved onto campus to begin my Junior year of college. I’m attending Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO. It’s an adorably small school that has an amazing emphasis on following Jesus and cultivating your spiritual life along with your academic and social life. Continue reading “The Gospel Explicit, The Gospel Assumed”