A League of His Own

I played softball for about 12 years. And my dad was a coach for many of them. One thing he told me over and over again was, “Bethany, don’t swing on the first pitch. You need to be patient”. Did I listen? Well, I tried to, but it was very difficult because I was...

Olympic Proportions

On Friday, the world will be star-gazed by a little place called Rio. As you know, it’s time for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. I, for one, love the Olympics. I’m not sure if it’s the athletics, the pomp, or simply the competition of it all. But I love it. Every 4...

Never Learned that in Seminary

His email arrived last week. His question was simple: “How do I know if God has called me to preach?” I met the young man a few weeks ago at church. His question was serious, and yet common. Serious in that determining if God has called a person to pastor in the local...

You Should Make a Visit

When it comes to choosing a college, there are so many factors to consider. Where is the college? What degrees do they offer? Can you afford it financially? Is it accredited? And so much more. Perhaps one of the most missed issues is taking time to actually visit the...

Son of Encouragement

Dr. Bill Korver, President CCBS There’s an old and true saying that says, “Some people brighten a room when they enter it, others when they leave it.” You know the two types of people: the encourager who lifts your spirits when you’re in their presence, and the Debbie...