Week 9 Vlog. This video highlights my summer job at Camp Table Rock and how that ties into MIdAmerica Nazarene University. Song: Jesus is Mine, Ryan Little.
Ever wonder what spiritual life is at MNU is like and how it is integrated into student life? Join us this week as we interview our MNU Chaplain Brady Braatz.
This last weekend the Action Pact travel team packed packed up our bags and jumped in our fifteen passenger van at 10:15 AM to begin what ended up as a seven hour road trip to Cimarron, KS. Between moments of doing homework, sleeping, and jamming out to the radio our team of six alternated between melting in suffocating heat when the windows were closed or being slapped by relentless wind when the windows were opened. Action Pact followed Voices of Praise, an eight person singing group, in Clifford, their big red van. This was the second event Action Pact has[…]Read More
Sunday night my small group gathered together in Weatherby chapel, sat in a small circle on the floor at the front, and spent the next two hours praying together and singing worship songs. I wish this was more normal for us and in time I hope it will be. It got me thinking though…why isn’t this more normal? Why do I feel uncomfortable praying for more than thirty seconds or worshiping without a leader or even a single guitar? Jesus said in John 15 that the world will hate us as Christians because they hated him. We have been chosen[…]Read More
MNU has lots of wonderful ministries that give students the opportunity to go into the community and serve others. To be honest, I’ve been to a few ministries, but haven’t found time in my schedule to regularly commit to attend a ministry. Last week, I was hired to create the MNU Ministries launch video for this Spring 2016. It was such a blessing to me because it allowed me to hear impactful stories from students who have been investing in ministries for a full semester. It’s encouraging to know that there is a group of students at MNU that devote[…]Read More
[tabs tab1=”Tab 1 Title” tab2=”Tab 2 Title” tab3=”Tab 3 Title”] [tab]Tab 1 Content[/tab] [tab]Tab 2 Content[/tab] [tab]Tab 3 Content[/tab] [/tabs] Hey friends! This past weekend was a pretty wild weekend for me, a few other MNU students, and a whole bunch of teens! The youth groups of Grace Community Church of the Nazarene and KC First Church of the Nazarene left Friday evening and came together to have a joint fall retreat in Oklahoma. And I am still exhausted! Also a little sick…But it was totally worth it! We saw God move this weekend and it was awesome! The theme[…]Read More
A lot of things can happen during a show week. When you’re forced to spend almost thirty hours in one week with the same group of people, crazy things are bound to happen. Brigadoon was last week and, like most of the “fun” things I try to do on campus, God managed to wrangle his way into it. I’m not going to talk about the show its self–although it was totally awesome, everybody in the cast did a fantastic job, the crew rocked as did the pit, and the male lead was absolutely wonderful (I think he’s super cute too. For[…]Read More
Well I’m wonderin’ bout the road ahead of me, Wonderin’ bout the things you said to me, Wonderin’ if these dreams will ever do. And I’m wonderin’ bout the way I spend my days, Wonderin’ if it’s even worth the chase, Wonderin’ if there’s still a need from you.” These lyrics are from a old song by TobyMac called Wonderin’. Lately, I’ve not only found myself listening to it constantly, but relating to the idea of wonderin. A point most of us find themselves in more often than we would like to admit. As college students we come in knowing[…]Read More
Friday night into Saturday morning was the Intro To Ministry class retreat, a trip designed to help beginning ministry students get to know each other and their professors better as well as learn new spiritual disciplines, how to “be real” with people, and the importance questioning mind-set. They threw in a gorgeous catholic retreat center and food because they love us and we got to meet and hang out with the professors who will be teaching us as we embark on our quests for a degree from the Department of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation. It sounded really nice. I[…]Read More
Recently, I’ve had to forgive people for some things that I wish didn’t happen. Through the process of apologizing and forgiving, I came to realize that my definition of forgiveness was skewed. I assumed that forgiveness came with certain expectations and stipulations, but the truth is, it doesn’t. On Sunday, my pastor talked about forgiveness, and what he said was nothing short of a revelation to me. Here’s what he said… Forgiveness doesn’t make someone’s sin okay. Forgiveness doesn’t deny hurt or offense. Forgiveness is not always a relational reset. And here’s what I got from what he said… Forgiving[…]Read More