Entries by Jenna Jordan

How a Christmas Service Can Grow Your Faith

Christmastime is filled with tradition. Some of this tradition is just for the sake of fun, and other bits have skewed what the real story of Christmas is. Here’s a very interesting blog by President of Reformed Theology Seminary—Charlotte, Michael J. Kruger, called “5 Popular Misconceptions about the Christmas Story.” This weekend (Friday, Saturday, and […]

Spend Your Spring Break in Orlando Serving the City

At this time last year, college seniors from the Triad, including myself, were preparing to make a big decision—what am I going to do after college? It is what every class, test, and job had been preparing us for our entire lives. For a handful of us, this question found an answer in Grace Alive—a […]

From the Sermon: Jesus Is the True and Better Moses

New York City pastor, Tim Keller, is famous for his “true and better” phrases that compare and contrast central Old Testament figures with Jesus. This is not just to show that Jesus is right when humans are wrong, but that Jesus is the figure to whom the entire Bible points. Here are some examples: “Jesus […]

1:00 am Conversations That Changed My Life

It was November of my junior year at High Point University. My roommate and I had participated in too many 1:00 am conversations about what we were going to do with our summer, and yet, here we were again. What would our parents think? How would we make money over the summer? What about an […]

Stories from the Field: Hurricane Response

Audible silence filled the van as we travelled into the devastated area of Big Pine Key. A wall of belongings and debris separated us from the waterway. After hours of finding our way, we became lost in the silence, internally processing what it was that we were seeing. One of the first thoughts that came […]

Christmas Is Never as Good as We Remember

What do you think of when you think of Christmas? Is there a specific moment in time that comes to mind when you reminisce on the perfect Christmas? For me, I have a distinct memory of riding in the back of my parents’ car and arriving on the snow-lined streets of my grandparents’ house in […]

Bringing our Eagerness to Completion

During the Together Initiative, we referred to 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 regularly. Why? Paul expertly paints the picture of the role of generosity in the Christian life and how we can look to Jesus as our example in generosity. But we have more connections to these chapters than just a general theological connection. We […]

How Pants Made Me See the Dignity of All Work

Had I been on trial for a right understanding of work, I would have been found guilty. Had you asked me about the dignity of work two and a half years ago, I would have given you a beautifully wrapped answer outlining 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do […]

2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions

December 3-10 has been designated as a week of prayer for international missions. Here are three reasons why you should consider participating as you start your December. 1. Keep Things in Perspective With gifts to purchase, deals to take advantage of, events to attend, and family gatherings to plan, the Christmas season can make focusing […]

Part of Our Heart Is Leaving for Philly

At Mercy Hill, we get excited about church planting because church plants increase gospel presence exponentially around the world. Indeed, the church is God’s plan A for the world. Not only are we seeing the gospel preached, people baptized, and lives shaped by the Spirit here at Mercy Hill, but when a church is planted […]