Each year, our president, Michael Pawelke, shares a Christmas message, focusing on a particular aspect of the season. This year, Michael reflects on the Magi and the gifts they brought to worship Jesus. While these gifts were valuable, the most incredible gift given was the one the Magi themselves could receive: the gift of a restored relationship with God. We also have the opportunity today to receive this gift. In light of this amazing gift, Michael encourages us to give generously this Christmas—giving of our time, energy, and resources to those around us, those in need, and to Jesus, the Saviour who has rescued us.

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From the President

My daily routine begins like many of yours - with a piece of toast, a robust cup of coffee, and some conversation with my family. But before I launch into the work before me, I open my Bible. This practice has been an indispensable part of my life since I first trusted Jesus as a young teen. Every time I open the Word of God I learn something about God, something about life, and invariably, something about me. The response in my spirit is always the same,"But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10).

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President's Blog

Aug 30, 2016 
Serve the Lord with energy

One of my professors at Dallas Theological Seminary use to say, "It's a sin to bore people with the Word of God!" and he would say it often. Howard Hendricks was always accurate in his exegesis, creative in his communication, and passionate in his delivery. I can't help but think Romans 12:11 was one of the verses that helped shape this value.

The Apostle Paul implored, "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord" (Romans 12:11, NIV). While the NIV does a good job in translation, allow me to make just a couple of brief observations. To be "lacking" is to be lazy or idle (the ESV appropriately uses "slothful"). To have "zeal" is to be diligent, willing, and eager, or to act with speed. To be "fervent" is to be emotionally enflamed. The application of this passage is clear: Keep fanning the flames of spiritual passion; serve the Lord with energy.

As students arrive on campus this week lets welcome them with joy, introduce them to...
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