The Witness

The Witness

The Witness is a digital newsletter for young Christians, written by young Christians. They especially focus on challenges facing those in the college campus setting, when faith in Christ is challenged by secular beliefs.

Written by Katherine Mayhew / March 2017 Perfection is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. I’m the first daughter in a family of seven children, and my dad is a pastor. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt as …
Written by Danielle Gerbitz / March 2017 I have a boss who likes to tell new employees two things about me when I first meet them. 1: I started out as a pretty bad waitress. 2: I’m very naive. He’s not wrong …
Written by Sherm Carstensen / March 2017 “Can people who have never heard about Jesus be saved? Do they not even have the opportunity to believe?” When I first read the questions I immediately knew the answer or what I thought was …
Written by Jonah Albrecht / March 2017 There is an old proverb that says: Make hay while the sun shines. This advice was used by farmers during the Middle Ages who didn’t know what the next day would bring, so they had …
Katherine Mayhew / March 2017 This is lyric video for the song “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective. It was created by one of our contributors – Katherine Mayhew.
Written by Lydia Albrecht / March 2017 “You are who your friends are.” I’m sure that most of you have heard that expression. I, for one believe that it’s absolutely true, which is why I want to express the importance of keeping …
Written by Pastor Neal Radichel / February 2017 That’s an interesting question. But it’s also a demonic one. That’s right, I said demonic. As in it is an idea from the devil (a.k.a., Satan). Allow me to explain further. When it comes …
Written by Jocelyn Gamble / February 2017 College is not easy. The homework, the new professional and social environments, these are not meant to be easy. They are meant to be challenging. The University of Minnesota is a big school. 51,147 students-big, …
You may take it for granted; perhaps it is expected. Every newsletter The Witness publishes specifically refers to our salvation through Jesus’ perfect life, death, and resurrection. It is something our pastoral consultant has insisted on from The Witness’ inception. …
Written by Sam Lisak / February 2017 Sunday school as a ten-year old was the best. I was right in the stage where I knew the basic Bible stories and we started to go deeper into the less covered ones. When I …