Basketball & Advent

Until last week, I’d never heard of Taylor University. For those of you are unfamiliar with it as well, it’s a 2500 student Christian college in Upland, Indiana. It’s also home to one of the greatest traditions in college basketball today. Every December the school hosts its annual “Silent Night” game. The premise is simple: pack out the arena (capacity 2700) and have everyone remain completely silent until the tenth ...

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Bridging the Gap

A few of us on staff have been reading through the book You Lost Me together over the past few weeks. The book, written by Dave Kinnaman (the president of the Barna Group), looks at the problem of 18-29 year olds (commonly referred to as “millenials”) leaving the church. As someone in the middle of that demographic that works with college students on a daily basis, the book is fascinating. As ...

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Living Like Philip

This past weekend, we had our first ever Harris Creek Freshman Retreat. It was a chance for us to get away, introduce freshmen to Harris Creek, our staff, our Life Group leaders and each other. After talking with a few upperclassmen about how to structure the retreat, we came up with the conclusion that we didn’t want to just inform the freshmen, but we wanted to challenge them also. After a ...

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