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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...

When Harvey Comes to Town: An Important Update

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, Thursday I drove to Houston and back. On I-10 and all around Houston, there were signs instructing drivers to fill up their gas tanks because there was a storm brewing in the gulf. We need full tanks to get through the storms that are forming in the gulf, in our world and in our...

Take Courage, Be Not Afraid

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

But Jesus immediately said to them:“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”-Matthew 14:27  Friends,         There are few instructions or commands found in scripture that occur anywhere near the frequency of “Do not be...

You Have Been Chosen

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends,                 Maybe it was the trip back to East Texas for the 4th but home has been on my heart. I remember when I was in college the first time standing in my parent’s kitchen that I said that it...

"That's Why We Built the Church"

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, It is Vacation Bible School week. The building has been filled to the brim with children, students, and adult volunteers. It has been large, loud, and filled with energy. It has been fantastic. There are churches that seldom hear the laughter of children blessing the walls by bouncing...

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