Millions of people around the world celebrate Easter Sunday, the Christian holiday in which we remember Christ’s crucifixion and rejoice in His resurrection. For us, Easter is the most significant holiday in our Christian faith. For much of the world, Easter is the second-highest grossing holiday for candy sales.
The Word Became Flesh
Our waiting is over! Today we celebrate the of the birth of our savior. Just as the prophets foretold, Jesus was born to a virgin in Bethlehem through the lineage of David. A bright star led kings and shepherds there to bestow him with gifts and adoration.
Christmas is a time of joy in which we celebrate the gift of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! What an awesome time! But for many, Christmas is not a time of joy. Many people experience the emptiness of loss, stress, pain and disappointment this time of year.
Advent is upon us which marks a season of anticipation, hope and finally celebration. Beginning four Sundays before Christmas and ending on Christmas eve, Advent helps us prepare for the arrival of our Savior. The word “advent” is derived from the Latin word for “coming” or “arrival” and is observed with a combination of celebration for Jesus’ birth and hope for the day he returns to fulfill his promise.
As you’re hopefully aware by now, I started my first ever blog a few weeks ago. So far my entries have gotten a pretty good response which is exciting to me, being a sixty-something grandfather of six. I’ve titled my blog “Mondays with Mookie” and everyone has been asking how I got the nickname Mookie. Okay I will let you in on the meaning behind Mookie.
Michael Rasch VP of Enrollment Providing his story of how he came to Oak Hills.
Okay, I was asked by our marketing department to write a blog. Oh, yea, a blog, at 64 years old I really understand what a blog is? I am a team player so I said I can do that. Really, how hard can writing something be? Harder than you think!!
“How could a good and just God allow suffering and evil in this world?”
Pokemon GO Is the latest in digital entertainment that is taking the world by storm. This game is meant to get participants outside, exploring surrounding areas using geo-location to find little creatures called Pokemon. This is a phenomenon that started when I was younger and now the people of my generation have kids and are getting them into the craze as well.
What is Idolatry? This may seem like a strange or unpopular topic, but for me and you it is important to talk about, and a very relevant issue for Christian college student life.
So what is it really? It may call to mind an image of praying to little statues of colorful deities, but there is more to it than that. Idolatry is making ANYTHING else in your life more important than God. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it can be something that starts out good, like your family, advancing in a career, etc. However, if it gets in the way of your relationship with God, if you choose something over God then you are making that thing your idol.
What if there was a question that would clarify your best option for ninety percent of the decisions you make in life—a question that answers just about everything? It would have the potential to foolproof your relationships, marriage, finances, calendar, pace, and health. It would reduce the complexity of your life. It would save you time, money and tears. You would carry around less regret. And best of all, you wouldn’t have to apologize nearly as much.