Story Team Weekly: Adopted to Serve

Had Jon Wickes and Ben Law wanted to avoid a calling to foster care, they had a good list of excuses at their disposal. At the time, both men were in their mid-20s. Both were single. Neither Jon nor Ben were adopted. Yet, one night out of the month, along with their Missional Community group, they hosted a parents’ night out at the For the City Center for local foster families.In the fall of 2012, The Austin Stone Community Church featured a sermon series on adoption and, as Jon and Ben’s com … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Deciding to Love

“Love is not a feeling, love is a decision that we make.”Justin and Jana Cofield found themselves on a roller coaster of emotions when they decided to pursue adoption through foster care. As God continues to write their family’s story, the Cofields trust His faithfulness and cling to Jesus as their hope.Justin Cofield : Jana and I were married in our mid-twenties. After being married for about three years, we decided to start trying to have children. We tried for about eight months befor … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Same-Sex Relationships and Heterosexual Relationships Are Not the Same, with Frank Turek

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. The societal and cultural impacts of same-sex marriage span far beyond wedding vows, insurance benefits, or hospital visitations. Some would lead you to believe it is a “live and let live” proposition, but the truth is far from that. Businesses must now perform same-sex weddings. It has been well documented that if you are a baker, photographer or caterer and you are asked to work a wedding; and you say, “No, I have … [Read more...]

Ouxano 58: 1 Samuel, part 5 (chapter 3)

[display_podcast]One of the most-taught stories in children’s Sunday School classes over the last several decades is that of the Lord calling out to little Samuel: 2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” 5 He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” El … [Read more...]