Is Your Art "Pretty Good"?

I used to have a friend whose family owned a chain of fast food restaurants. Naturally, I assumed he must hold the post of some bigwig, commanding entire fleets of metal-mouthed, teenage employees. I was shocked to learn that despite the fact that he had worked for the place for years (with his father as…

"Self Inflicted" Lifestyles

Today, most people say that it’s hard to see God in the lives of students but that’s not always the truth. Majority of students live a life built around school, friends, extracurricular activities, and then family and if we’re lucky sometimes church. Truth is, most students live the same life that their parents live. Students…

Fond Baptiste, Haiti

I don’t even know where to start right now. For those of you who have been following since we started about a year and a half ago, you can probably understand the weight of this more than others. On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake rocked Port Au Prince, Haiti killed thousands and destroying most…

They Have to Hear

When I first showed up at Northstar there were something like 5 paid staff members and a couple hundred volunteers that worked to keep the machine running from week to week. I had 2 things going through my head as I took my seat in that middle school cafeteria for the first time ever: how…

Giving of Ourselves

Christian stewardship is one of the most important topics for believers to understand. Mention stewardship and most people immediately think about money. Mention stewardship and a lot of people moan inwardly and mentally prepare themselves for another fund raising campaign. Some may mutter that “fortunately, the church only talks about stewardship once a year.” Is…