Actively Pursuing Christ

written by Lily Choi Lily graduated from UCLA as an English major in 2015. She is currently studying for a J.D. at Harvard Law school. She enjoys reading, writing, and anything Korean. (안녕하세요!) One of my principal worries when I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts was the loss of my Christian community. GOC had been an ... continue reading

Genuine Love and Humble Service

Friday Night Devotional by Mike Dai, 1/30/2016 As those in the inner-most circle of Jesus, the disciples were certainly familiar with His remarkable works. In John’s gospel alone, they witnessed Jesus heal a paralytic man, multiply fish and bread to feed five thousand, walk on water, and raise Lazarus from the dead. In John 13, ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Elkana Chan

Elkana is a sophomore studying applied math and enjoys making good use of her swipes on other people. She also enjoys journaling, studying Cantonese, and observing the world around her in her free time. I remember hearing the Parable of the Lost Sheep in church for the first time as a young child, and having ... continue reading

On fighting sin: Joseph in Potiphar’s house

Friday Night Devotional by Jeremy Birch, 1/22/2016 The story of Joseph in Potiphar’s house (Gen 39) is one that offers strong encouragement in our day-to-day, moment-to-moment fight against sin. Joseph, after being blessed by God with success in his new station in Egypt, was faced with persistent, pernicious temptation to immorality that would dishonor both ... continue reading

The Myth of Head Knowledge

written by Grant Gates Christian speakers often talk about the difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge. The difference, we are told, is between facts and theories comprehended by the intellect and understandings that affect our emotions and actions. This distinction is presented as a dichotomy. One should avoid piling up too much head knowledge ... continue reading

God’s Perfect Provision

Friday Night Devotional by David Chow, 1/15/2016 After God frees Israel from Egypt, 40 years of wandering in the wilderness ensue while on their way to the Promised Land of milk and honey. Not long after their journey begins, Israel questions God’s wisdom in bringing them out of their enemy’s captivity, for in Egypt they ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Minsoo Kim

Minsoo is a third year political science major! He likes basketball, Kobe Bryant, Brian McKnight and Korean stuff. His favorite thing to do is to sing Brian McKnight songs in a Korean accent while playing basketball like Kobe. O Father, I thank thee that in fullness of grace thou hast given me to Jesus, to be ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Patrick Gonzalvo

Patrick is a second year political science and economics major aspiring to be a lawyer. He enjoys movies (maybe minor), music, reading, and Arsenal Football Club. I was raised in a Catholic household in the small island of Guam which is located in the Pacific Ocean. My parents and their parents have all been part ... continue reading

Heart Aflame: You Just Need to Obey

written by Dr. Steven J. Lawson Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman, who professes Christ, even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having to pray about whether he should tell the truth ... continue reading

Testimony of the Week: Sherry Ho

After Sherry graduated UCLA in 2014, God sent her back home to the Bay and she is currently a member at Pillar Baptist Church. While the game plan is to start nursing school at Duke University next week, her heart hopes to be a stay-at-home wife and mom one day! She loves people (sometimes), whales, and ... continue reading