Donnie Berry

Are You Too Busy To See?

By Donnie Berry / May 10, 2019

Our lives are busy. Really busy. It’s probably the most common response I get when I ask people, “How have you been?” “Busy.” It may be the most common response I give, too. Sadly, I’ve been realizing how my busyness—all my attempts to find rest in achieving and in gaining control and keeping order in…

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What Does Christian Growth Look Like?

By Donnie Berry / August 8, 2018

I had a conversation with someone last week who came to my office to talk about what God is doing in their life. We ended up talking about ways this person wants to grow spiritually, which led to the question, “What does it even look like to grow?” Have you ever asked that? How do…

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“All Things Come Not by Chance, But by His Fatherly Hand” (Part 2)

By Donnie Berry / June 6, 2018

Last month, I began a blog series on God’s providence (see Part 1 here). The Heidelberg Catechism, we saw, defines God’s Providence as: the almighty and everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were, by his hand, he still upholds heaven and earth, with all creatures, and so governs them that herbs and grass,…

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How Do People Change? – Seminar

By Donnie Berry / January 12, 2017

You’ve probably heard it said that the gospel transforms lives. But how? What does it look like for the gospel to transform us? And does the gospel really reach down into the big struggles we face—like depression, or paralyzing fear and anxiety, or sexual sin? Answering those questions is what my friend Scott Mehl, who…

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Conversations about Race – Morgan Steward

By Donnie Berry / January 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is one of several interviews we are sharing from individuals in our church community who have helpful perspectives and vantage points into the issues of race and the gospel. Morgan Steward came to Mizzou to play football in 2012. He graduated this past December with a degree in Organizational Communications (with a business minor), and is…

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Conversations about Race – Stephen Montgomery-Smith

By Donnie Berry / January 4, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is one of several interviews we will be sharing from individuals in our church community who have helpful perspectives and vantage points into the issues of race and the gospel. Dr. Stephen Montgomery-Smith is a husband, father, and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Missouri, having first arrived at MU in 1988. From…

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Conversations about Race – Ellis Ingram

By Donnie Berry / December 18, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following is one of several interviews we will be sharing from individuals in our church community who have helpful perspectives and vantage points into the issues of race and the gospel. Dr. Ellis Ingram and his wife Pam (“Granny Pam” of Granny’s House) have been part of our Christian Fellowship family since its inception…

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Conversations about Race – Adam Leong

By Donnie Berry / December 12, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following is one of several interviews we will be sharing from individuals in our church community who have helpful perspectives and vantage points into the issues of race and the gospel. Adam Leong and his wife Megan are campus ministers at Mizzou, leading Asian Christian Fellowship and International Christian Fellowship. He and his…

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Conversations about Race – Sunmolu Shoyinka

By Donnie Berry / December 4, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following is one of several interviews we will be sharing from individuals in our church community who have helpful perspectives and vantage points into the issues of race and the gospel. Sosunmolu Shoyinka is a Yale-trained psychiatrist and faculty member at the University of Missouri. Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Shoyinka, his…

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Two for Tuesday – Being the Smile of God to Your Children, Knowing the Smile of God for Yourself

By Donnie Berry / May 27, 2014

Two for Tuesday (Note: I will be taking a break from the two-for-tuesday blogs over the Summer, but will start back up in the Fall).
1. Be the Smile of God to Your Children – Joe Rigney
2. A Prayer for Remembering God’s Forgetfulness and Christ’s Righteousness
Two great reminders of how to reflect the Father’s love and joy to our kids, and of receiving the Father’s love and joy for ourselves.

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