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Welcome to our media page! This is where we chronicle our events and share a blog. Make sure to check out our photos from our past events as well as read Charging Station, our interesting weekly blog by our Campus Minister.

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Charging Station

Many times we encounter information or experiences, and we have a hard time seeing how this connects with our lives (school, work, family, friends, life, etc.). We will such topics that might be seen as controversal, important, or trending to this blog. We attempt to unpack the issue, consult Scripture as well as contemporary secular information, and draw a conclusion for how this might enhance your life and faith on campus.

"Beautiful Little Feet" - Romans 14b-15

"And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14b-15) 

Feet are not normally thought of as beautiful. Mostly, they are smelly and gross. But, little kids feet don't seem to be that bad; Or, at least my little kid's feet don't seem to be... [more]

 

"The Struggle Is Real" - Genesis 32:22-31

As you may or may not know, the name Jacob, יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov), not only suggests deception, but literally means grabber, as in, he was grabbing the heal of his twin brother Esau coming out of the womb. Jacob was a very determined man, some might even say ruthless. Jacob swindled his older brother Esau out of his birthright and duped his father into giving him the blessing that rightfully belonged to Esau. 

When we come across... [more]

 

"Sharing Is Caring" - Matthew 25:31-45

     On a Saturday morning, I headed into a coffee shop with my 2-year-old son. Before entering the store, a man stood near the door and was asking for money or something to eat. I have to be honest, nearly every time I encounter someone asking for food or money I have an internal war waging inside: “Should I give this person money? Will I be doing harm or good for this person?” How... [more]

 

"Living Legacy" - Luke 24:13-32

So, apparently I am pretty much a big crybaby - at least that’s the case when I watched a recent MetLife commercial entitled “My Dad’s Story: Dream for My Child.” In the commercial, a dad and his daughter are walking in the park when she hands him a note to read. In it, the father reads what his daughter thinks of her Daddy. He’s sweet, handsome, the smartest, most clever, and kindest person. But this... [more]

 

"The More Things Change..." - Ecclesiastes 1:1-18

What is popular today? 15-25-year-olds, I’M TALKING TO YOU! After all, you are the trendsetters! Sure, you might be influenced by people of other ages, but YOU determine what is popular and what is not. So, again I ask you, what is popular?

When it comes to music, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars have crossed many generation lines. However, it was the 15-25-year-olds that made it popular. And, like most... [more]

 

"Easy Answers" - 1 Cor. 1:18-25

What do self-proclaimed Atheists and Fundamental Christians have in common? Easy answers. Yes, I just lumped Atheist and Fundamental Christians into the same camp. Offended or intrigued?

Scene 1: Remember  In the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, entitled “Remember”, the group is finding it difficult to transition into the new lifestyle of a “utopian society”. Is it because they have always had to look over their shoulder for walkers or a would-be... [more]

 

"unChristian" - Mark 8:27-38

Yesterday, I received a call from a gentleman who began the conversation with, “I want to talk to someone about being saved.” As most of my phone conversations don’t normally begin this way, I was taken aback, to say the least. I was a bit skeptical. Immediately, I got the feeling that he really didn’t want to talk about being saved or being a Christian. What he really wanted was to discredit me as a... [more]

 

"I've Always Loved You"

After a long day of putting on a garage sale, I was entertaining my wife and son by playing the guitar. Then I played a song I hadn't played for quite some time, "I've Always Loved You" by Third Day. 
Stumbling through the words a bit, I finished up, then I noticed my wife was crying. After she could speak again, she said, "That's one of my all-time favorite songs. I remember listening to that song... [more]
 

"Jesus, the Community Organizer"

This past week, Emmy Ruiz spoke to our students about “Community Organizing: Engaging Today to Shape Tomorrow.” When she was talking about community organizing, I could not help but think that Jesus was a community organizer and he calls us to do the same. Community organizing can be seen as uniting people around a particular issue or cause. In a very real sense, Jesus did just that. In his three-year ‘campaign trail,’ he used this... [more]

 

"Modern-day Leprosy" - Luke 17:11-19

I was leading a Bible study at UTSA on Monday when the craziest thing happened, and it was definitely unexpected…

In the discussion on Luke 17:11-19 we looked at the ten lepers who were healed and the one that returned to give thanks to Jesus. The focus in this passage was not on the healing itself, but on the response to the healing. Jesus actually seemed a bit upset that the other nine did not return... [more]

 

"Go Deep" - Luke 5:1-11

One of my favorite Christian songs right now is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)” by Hillsong United. I couldn’t help but think of this song when I read this passage from Luke 5:1-11. For me, it all comes down to trust. How much do really I trust God? Can I truly Go Deep with God?

The academic school year is upon us, and I can’t help but feel like I’m already behind, and there are so... [more]