Primeros Corintios 1: Dar Gracias en Todo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Siempre doy gracias a Dios por ustedes, pues él, en Cristo Jesús, les ha dado su gracia (1 Corintios 1:4 NVI). ¿Le da gracias en todas las circunstancias? En sus cuentas de prisión durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Corrie Ten Boom habla de la celebración de reuniones secretas de oración en […]

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Myrtle Beach Ministry: 3,000 Opportunities at Stake…by Stefan and Ellie Sultanov

Our guest bloggers today, Stefan and Ellie Sultanov, are a ministry team from Bulgaria and fellow classmates of mine at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  Their post focuses on a unique ministry that they initiated among international students working in Myrtle Beach, SC. Myrtle Beach Ministry In recent years the immigration law and reform in the […]

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Detweiler: Taming the Electronic Beast

Craig Detweiler. 2013.  iGods:  How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives.  Grand Rapids:   Brazos Press. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Technology has defined my career.  During my career as an economist, I went from adding row and column sums with a manual calculator to programming with computer punch cards to programming personal computers for Windows […]

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Romans: Faith Seeking Understanding

By Stephen W. Hiemstra May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13 ESV). How can one be blessed by something that is not fully understood? As a teenager, I was passionate about my […]

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Romanos: La Fe Buscando Comprensión

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Que el Dios de la esperanza los llene de toda alegría y paz a ustedes que creen en él, para que rebosen de esperanza por el poder del Espíritu Santo (Romanos 15:13 NVI). ¿Cómo puede uno ser bendecidos por algo que no se entiende? Cuando era adolescente, yo era un apasionado […]

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Music Therapy by Jessica Hiemstra

Our guest blogger today, Jessica Hiemstra, writes about a topic dear to my heart.  As a chaplain intern at Providence Hospital (www.provhosp.org), I found music extremely helpful in ministering to non-verbal patients.  Young children, advanced Alzheimer’s patients, and people under stress respond to music in ways that can at times be dramatic. Jessica is a […]

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Thurman: Re-imagining Pain at the Cross

Howard Thurman.  1996. Jesus and the Disinherited (Orig Pub 1949).  Boston:  Beacon Press. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor who carried at least two books with him wherever he went.  One comes as no surprise:  a Bible.  The other was Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited (xii).  When I […]

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