The Bridge: Bible Institute and Camp Updates

Dear Parents and Students,   One of the hardest things for me personally during this COVID-19 situation has been the feeling of being disconnection from others. I am thrilled to be around my wife and children regularly, and I would like to think they are feeling the same. However, we all long for relationship and community with others. In fact, we …

The Gospel is Not on Pause

At first blush, the combination of stay-at-home mandates, social separation, and masked faces make sharing the gospel right now seem impossible. Where do you go from here? The believers at Philippi struggled with similar questions as the Apostle Paul entered two years under house arrest. With the early church’s best gospel preacher sidelined, evangelistic ministry appeared out of reach. But …

No Shadow of Turning

In the last three weeks we have seen unprecedented global change, both in terms of the scope of the change as well as its speed, and we are sure that more is coming. Nobody is exempt from its effects. It feels like somebody pushed us all into class five rapids at the same time, or strapped us into a rollercoaster …

Perfect Peace

Through the twists and turns of life, one of my favorite truths is found in Isaiah 26. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. (v. 3) The reason we like this verse is that it offers something that we are looking for. Peace. Perfect peace. Those words grab us and we …

The New March Madness

My wife’s cell phone vibrated with an emergency alert at 6:39 PM last night. The urgent message began with two unexpected words, “Be kind.” Wow! That’s quite a warning as we all adjust to this new version of March Madness. With toilet paper and other staples in short supply, kindness can quickly evaporate into rudeness. I Corinthians 13:5 reminds us …

The Christian and the Coronavirus

Our world seems upside down right now. Whether it’s the Coronavirus, politics, tornadoes in Tennessee, or the wild stock market…  there’s so much unrest and chaos. We are told in Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”  Easier said than done, right? One of …