Faith That Does Not Forget or Grow Weary

Hebrews 11:1-12:3 Take a moment to think about a life story portrayed in a biography, novel, or movie that has inspired you. What was it about the story that particularly impressed you? Today’s passage contains a series of short vignettes designed to inspire and encourage. It begins with a virtual tour through an Old Testament “Hall of Fame,” but then, …

Jesus “Gets” It

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Recall a time when you shared a struggle with someone and you found out that he or she struggled with the same thing as you. I recently became a mom for the first time to an amazing little boy. When my husband and I brought our son home from the hospital, it was surreal; this little human was …

It’s Alive!

Have you ever come across something that you thought was old and lifeless, but as you picked it up or touched it, you realized it was alive? Depending on what the “thing” was, you were either excited or terrified! Or maybe even both. Sitting on my bookshelf is a 178-year-old Bible composed of six volumes. It is huge! It contains …

MB Seminary Releases “In His Footsteps”

Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination. Choosing to journey together is one reason why MB Seminary has developed another devotional book for the upcoming season of Lent. In His Footsteps is a collection of readings from …

Repentance: Student Reflection

Growing up as an evangelical Protestant, I knew a little bit about Lent. It meant renouncing something superfluous like ice cream or movies. If I thought about it, I might also spend a little time in prayer and contemplation of the passion of Jesus.   But Lent was mostly an exercise in restraint.   For early Christians, Lenten fasting served the larger purpose of repentance. Lent began as Christians fasted alongside new converts, or catechumens, who were preparing for baptism at …