Darkness is My Closest Friend

A Scripture Reading from Psalm 88 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—darkness is my closest friend. Psalm 88:18   Many North American Christians are naïve about suffering. We design a remedy for every anguish. We go to the doctor to replace a creaky knee. We go to the […]

Gospel Identity

As we continue our Eastertide series in 1 Peter, we reflect on where we find our true identity. We are so easily swayed and distracted by the voices around us that try to define who we were, who we are, and who we are becoming. Our hope is that during […]

The Psalms as Spiritual Calculus

By Kevin Adams My wife is a math tutor. She loves helping students make progress in all things arithmetic. Many of her students have serious cases of math anxiety. Others feel stuck, like their math knowledge died in third grade and can’t be resurrected. Others, once confident, are perplexed or […]

Granite Springs “East” by Kevin Adams

This past Sunday I was able to attend “Encounter Church” in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  As we sang together—almost 300 of us, 20% or more college age folks—I was overwhelmed with gratitude.  For you!   On the platform at Encounter, leading music was Bryan Van Soelen, an intern at Granite Springs in […]