Trump, Clinton, and Nero

Contributed by VBC Instructor, Josh Wagner. A few weeks weeks ago at the Republican National Convention Donald Trump was elected the Republican nominee for President. Last week the Democratic party did the same regarding Hillary Clinton. This is not a political article. I am not going to compare voting records. I’m not going to discuss policy positions. I am not even …

Natalie EstesTrump, Clinton, and Nero

In Seedtime and In Harvest

  Contributed by Bethany Duarte, second year ministry student. My wildflower garden has been quite the conversation piece between God and me this summer. From the planning and planting process to waiting for blooms, there have been as many lessons as there have been weeds and worms. So, it comes as no real surprise when there was a beautiful encouragement …

Natalie EstesIn Seedtime and In Harvest

Are You Ready?

Contributed by VBC Staff Member, Natalie Estes. The office has been in the middle of a transition – putting the finishing touches on our last school year, and getting ready for the upcoming one. We are buzzing with preparation, anticipation, and expectation of this year. We believe God will do something big. For our incoming students, whether first or second …

adminAre You Ready?

Revival

  Contributed by VBC Executive Director, Ron McIntosh. I stood before a group of people and said, “I’ve never been so filled with so much anticipation in my life.” Someone interjected, “Oh, your presidential candidate must be doing well in the polls.” I retorted, “Not really. Now that the Libertarians are coming up with a candidate, we have Larry, Curly …

Natalie EstesRevival

First Quarter, CHECK

  Contributed by Fatima Gomez, First Year Ministry Student So I just finished my first quarter of bible college at VBC this Friday. Ah!!! I can’t believe it. I remember waking up on orientation day, not knowing if I should go because I had no way of paying for it. God said GO, and of course I went, with legs …

Elizabeth TvedtFirst Quarter, CHECK

Why I Wear a Wedding Ring

  Contributed by VBC Staff Member John Ayala There have always been those moments where I dream of my future wife, and how she loves me in all the right ways. How she is: Sweet, kind, fun, random, affectionate, musically inclined, nerdy, a dash of geek, a Theologian, worshipper, energetic, beautiful, Godly morals and the list would go on, and …

Elizabeth TvedtWhy I Wear a Wedding Ring

Expectation, meet Transformation

  Contributed by VBC 1st Year Ministry Student Bethany Duarte. Just a few weeks ago, I sat in the auditorium at Victory, smiling ear-to-ear as Ron McIntosh talked about Victory Bible College. I couldn’t help but grin, knowing that in a few short weeks, I would be starting as a full-time, first year ministry student. It felt like a dream, …

Elizabeth TvedtExpectation, meet Transformation

Christians and Comments Online

Reblogged from DesiringGod Blog, author Jon Bloom.   Reading people’s comments online is an interesting and sometimes troubling study in human nature. And reading comments by professing Christians on Christian sites (as well as other sites) can be a discouraging study in applied theology. The immediate, shoot-from-the-hip nature of comments on websites and social media is what can often make …

Elizabeth TvedtChristians and Comments Online

Hope Won’t Disappoint

Contributed by VBC Executive Director Ron McIntosh. I recently preached a sermon about “Crossing Over.”  I used Joshua 3 as my text, where it says, Israel was camped before crossing over. Here Joshua gives 9 keys for us as believers to cross over to our Promised Land (Heb. 4:1-11). The altar call filled the entire front of the church with hundreds …

Elizabeth TvedtHope Won’t Disappoint

I got cheated and it’s okay.

  Contributed by VBC graduate Jesse Wagner. Has someone ever wronged you? Have you ever just wanted justice to be done because you have been cheated? When I was in 5th grade, one of my best friends at church owed me some money. For a few weeks I pestered him about it, and he never repaid me. Within a few …

Elizabeth TvedtI got cheated and it’s okay.