Pulling Back the Curtain

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth One of the most surprising personal revelations I had in seminary was how much I liked sci-fi. It began when I devoured the entirety of The X-Files series during my sparse free time and continued with films and shows like 2001: A Space Odyssey, …

Doors for Transformation

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

Last week, thousands gathered both in person and online for the funeral of Christian author and speaker Rachel Held Evans, who died unexpectedly at the age of 37. Evans spent most of her life in Tennessee, where she was raised as a conservative Evangelical. In her twenties, she began to …

Notes of the Unknown

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

By Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth “I’m the only girl in my P. E. class.” “I didn’t know my friend was adopted.” “I remember being overwhelmed the first day of calculus, when I was the only freshman in an all-junior class.” “I didn’t know that childhood friend was actually a …

The Stillness of Snow

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

The snow, even days after it has fallen and as it turns brown and black from foot and road traffic, is absolutely wonderful to me. The frozen precipitation paints fresh beauty into familiar landscapes.

Being a Questions Church

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston

By Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth A couple days ago, I made a mistake I’m prone to making and got on Twitter while I was trying to be productive. In the middle of silly memes, tweets about Ariana, and reminders to vote, I saw a tweet that said that …

A Moment for Harvest

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston, Youth Ministry

By Rev. Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth People told me that I would adore autumn in the Midwest. It has always been my favorite season—the heat of the summer is past, the new routines of August and September are settled, and the leaves of the trees display brilliant reds, oranges, …