Story Team Weekly: And These Will Be Added to You

Bright-eyed and 23 years old, John paced across his condo balcony. Houston’s medical center towers loomed in his twilit view. He gripped the phone by his ear and smiled as he waited for the answer. “Dad, hey! You won’t believe it—I got a new offer! No, not with the agency—they’ll keep me at the bottom at least another year. This could be my calling. It’s here with my church in Houston, in the youth ministry.”His face fell as his dad’s voice cut through the wires, “Don’t even think about it. I … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: A Freeing Reality

“When everything that you’re holding onto is ripped out of your hands, you really start to identify where your treasure is.” Andrew Burkhart, a pastor in Moore, Oklahoma lost everything he owned in the storm of May 20, 2013. His pregnant wife and young daughter were in their house moments before the tornado struck, but got out just in time before it was destroyed. Andrew tells his story of the wreckage and realizing where his true treasure is found. “We heard that the storms were going to be ba … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian 31: Marriage Story

[display_podcast]This is Confessions of a Closet Christian, the podcast that explores Christianity from a 20-something perspective, relaying modern trends, discoveries, struggles, and pop culture references.  I'm Jana Elizabeth - now Doughty - yes, about that name change.You may have guessed it.  I managed to get married.  It's the best thing to ever happen to me and this is coming from the girl who is completely career-oriented and who didn't want to get married and bear obligatory ch … [Read more...]