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A Message from Pastor Ben

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according...

The Good, The Bad, and The Neighborly

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.---Paul to the believers in Rome...

What if it's Not a Metaphor

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. -Jesus, when asked what is most...

More Art Than Science

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, Ever heard the saying that something 'is more art than science'? I always thought it was an interesting turn of phrase. I came across a scientist recently writing about how much this phrase bothers him. I am overly simplifying his argument, but his basic objection was that it was a cop...

Seeing the Signs

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Dear Friends, The signs are evident. They are showing up in more places. God is at work in and among the people of University. Whether you look at the redesigned Wednesday nights, the joy that radiates down our hallways, or the increasing number of people participating in and being blessed by...

Being the Good News

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time...

God is up to something on Wednesday Nights

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Dear Friends, As I walked over the sky bridge on Wednesday, I ran into a handful of folks who were also on their way to dinner. They didn’t know each other but immediately started swapping stories about how they came to call University home. By the time we got to the north side, strangers...

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Dear Friends, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this week. This Sunday marks the one year anniversary of my ministry here at University. I’m so thankful for all that God has done in and through our ministry together these last 365 days! Some of it has been hard, lots of it has...

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