Pearls Before Swine

Of all the rules and regulations designed to shepherd writers into coherency, “know your audience” is perhaps the most paramount. An essay may be expertly researched, a song beautifully scored, and a movie stunningly edited, but if the final product is not conscious of its audience, the message will, at best, fall on deaf ears.... Continue Reading →

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The Wages of Revival

“Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more. But they got the same, each of them one dollar. Taking the dollar, they groused angrily to the manager, ‘These last workers put in only one easy... Continue Reading →

Make Room at the Table

I wrote this essay with my own church in mind, but the principle applies globally... Are you willing to make room at the table for everyone, or have you already culled your guest list? We are on the cusp of something great. It is being preached from the pulpit; you can hear it in the... Continue Reading →

Give Their Glory Unto Others (Mark Ch.12)

The problem with being a Bible school student is that God (and your professors) won't let you get away with just the surface interpretation of Scripture... You can't just surmise, "Oh, Jesus was definitely talking about the Pharisees here," and walk away. If your paper isn't personal yet, it probably isn't done! As John-Mark’s Gospel... Continue Reading →

For All Nations (Mark Ch.11)

The next in my series of papers for my Gospel of Mark class... This paper deviated from the others in that I spent the entire three pages debating with points raised in our textbook. Thankfully, I was allowed to get away with it. 🙂 Even though this paper is unusual, I still wanted to share... Continue Reading →

Savory as Salt (Mark Ch.9)

The next in my series of papers from my Gospel of Mark class, this is not my most interesting paper... But what more can you say about a chapter in which the disciples repeatedly make the same mistakes you do every day? 🙂   Overshadowed by the glory of the revelation in the previous chapter,... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Drunk Together!

Perhaps our churches would be more fruitful places if more Christians knew how to get drunk. Despite what prohibitionists would tell you, getting drunk effectively takes practice. Drinking is somewhat of a learned skill, and many would consider it an art form. A virgin taking their first shot is going to have neither the tolerance... Continue Reading →

In Your Cieled Houses

The following paper was written for my Theology of Revival class. The assignment was to write a "blog post length" paper in response to any chapter from the textbooks. Of course, my paper ended up on the long side of a blog post--but my classmates still told me to publish it! My textbook source was... Continue Reading →

Redeeming Egypt

  Hello, my name is Rachel Greene, and we may have met before. If you're looking at my blog title--Road to Grinnell--and wondering if you've heard that name before, you're probably correct.  While this blog is new, the branding of "Road to Grinnell" has been around for over 9 years now. Almost a decade ago,... Continue Reading →

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