The Crest Blog

At Just the Right Time…

“At just the right time … Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)
In the midst of the busyness and chaos of human history, God, at certain times, steps in “at just the right time.”
Christmas 2000 years ago was one of those moments. Life was going along normally when suddenly angels sang, a star appeared, a baby was born. Who could have guessed it would have been then, in this way that God showed up?

How Character is Formed in Us

Gerald and Bev, friends of mine, take annual vacations to the Dominican Republic. There are two very different experiences that can happen in the DR – the tourist beach experience, and the real DR life. They left the tourist zone to visit the Anthony’s, a missionary couple who had been working in the DR for years, planting churches in the Santo Domingo area. They had been robbed three times, and like many others on the island have to carry pistols with them for self-defense! They requested that Gerald visit another missionary who was in prison there on the island, falsely charged with murder, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He had served five years, and had very few visitors.

Crazy Busy

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt The most common response to the question, “How are you?” is “Busy!” or even, “Crazy busy!” Our culture wears this as a badge of worth. The implication is that the busier we are, the more important we must be. Not true. Let’s be honest ... just...

Why People Don’t Understand the Bible

I just didn’t get it. I’d watch the Canadian TV news, I could understand English just fine, but I didn’t get what the report was actually about – why the reporter was dealing with a particular issue, and why it was important enough to make the evening news.

Your Mission in One Sentence

How much do you know about your mission field?
I was caught by surprise with the question. Immediately my mind went to missionaries overseas in dangerous dark jungles, and that I was not a missionary.

Is Your Hair Trying To Tell You Something?

One of the tell-tale signs that you are in the second half of life is your hair goes gray. Because it happens to most people, we think it is normal. But perhaps it’s not. Take a read here from one of our CREST bloggers, Verdeen. She is a registered nurse. This just might change your life (and hair) for the good!
~Dr. Dan Reinhardt, CREST President~

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