Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Ben Peltz
901 followers -
Student of Christ and Christians, husband and father of one.
Student of Christ and Christians, husband and father of one.

901 followers
About
Ben's posts

Post has attachment
A favourite of mine and a good reminder that God has a plan for every season of your life.

Post has attachment
This Sunday, March 1st, Oikos is meeting for the second Church in the Caf of the semester and fourth of the year. For more information on Church in the Caf and what's happening this Sunday in particular, check out the link below. Please pray that the service will be encouraging and convicting to those present, and that students’ hearts and minds would be gripped by the love of Jesus Christ!

'God is on a mission to get the hell out of earth. Ironically, this phrase can be applies to both of the stories, but within each story it means something dramatically different. Because of this dissimilarity, this phrase can be a helpful way for us to compare the two stories. In the first story, the problematic one, this phrase means that God is on a mission to abandon the earth, to 'get the Hell out of Dodge,' and take a bunch of us with him. In this construal, Jesus and his followers are on a mission to escape the world, to make a break for our heavenly home and leave this mess behind.

'Unfortunately, Christianity has at times - especially in recent times - framed things this way and, in doing so, horribly distorted the gospel story.

'But this phrase can also be taken a second way. In the second story, the biblical one, it means that God cares deeply for his world, that the Creator loves his creation, that our heavenly Father has dramatic compassion for the humanity he has brought up from the dust. In his second story, it means that God is grieved by the sin, death, and power of hell that afflicts his world, and is sacrificially involved in the removal of all that destroys and alienates his world from himself.

'As we have seen, this is the movement of the gospel story. God's agenda is to get the hell out of earth.'

-Joshua Butler, The Skeletons in God's Closet, Chapter 1.

Post has attachment
A great example of Calvin & Muad'Dib's poignancy.

Post has attachment
Last night, somewhere around fifty people came out to watch God's Not Dead on campus. The event was a big success. But unfortunately the success was despite, rather than because of, the movie. I've posted my preliminary thoughts on my ministry website and intend to follow through with a handful of other posts. As always, thoughts are welcome!

Post has attachment
Over the coming week, please pray with us for the major outreach event taking place on campus next Friday.

Post has attachment
Thanksgiving is upon us and fall is in full swing - sounds like a good excuse for a newsletter! Check out our first Annual Vision Update to learn more about our calling and how it is playing out at present. Oh, and enjoy the visual refresh of the website while you're at it!

Post has attachment
This. A thousand times this.

Post has attachment
Hehehe...

It is very cool when God uses your morning prayers to shape your sermon, then uses your sermon to bring about an answer to those prayers. 
Wait while more posts are being loaded