You Don’t Have to Be Impressive

Who is the most important person in the Bible? Jesus, of course. Now—make a list of the other really important people in the story the Bible tells. I bet you won’t get too deep before you name David and Paul. Here’s an interesting fact about all three: It is...

More Help for Thinking Through Growth

UPDATE 7/24: Calvary Philly just launched a page with resources geared towards promoting understanding and racial reconciliation. Click here to see it all, including a special message from Pastor Joe.  Recently an African-American friend and I began a slow...

You Don’t Have to Listen to Them

If you weren’t raised in a Christian family, there’s a good chance that you have a defined, obvious time you remember, when you began to follow Jesus. If you were raised by Christian parents, the waters might be a little murkier. I’m pretty sure I got saved at 16. I...

The Only Lamp for Our Feet

Note: Friends, normally, this is something I’d say on a Monday night, instead of posting it here. Though it lives on the world wide web, this blog is for the Young Adults of Calvary Philly, and at the moment, this seemed to be the best way to get it out to you guys....

To Mask? Or Not to Mask?

In our current climate of sickness, lock downs, re-openings, and “new normals,” we also have new questions to think through—especially in terms of how we relate to each other now that there are many different opinions about the issues COVID-19 has...

Lions, and the Fear of Death

Consider the connections between these three proverbs: The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!” (Proverbs 22:13) The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion is in the streets! As a door turns...