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November 6, 2019 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The coming home of Kanye West

The news spread like wildfire through the little village. The prodigal son had returned. Months after disrespecting his father, his village, and his God, here he was, walking back towards his home, gaunt and disheveled in his appearance. And oh did the townspeople scoff and sneer: “He’s only home because he’s hungry. If he still had money, no way he would have come back.”...Keep Reading

Tags: prodigal son, God's love, Kanye West

May 14, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

You're my hero, Eric Stillman

In December of 1997, I sat down with a small group of teenagers from NewLife at Mike and Melissa Smith‘™s house in Glastonbury. A 21 year-old senior at UConn, I had just recently been hired as the youth pastor at NewLife, and this sit-down was my first ‘œmeet-and-greet‘ with the teens of the church. I remember telling them about some of the people I regularly ate meals with in the UConn cafeteria, and the daydreams I had about challenging the smart atheists to consider the reality of Jesus Christ. In my daydream, I would clearly and cleverly outline the truth of Jesus‘™ life, death and resurrection, and skillfully answer every argument thrown my way. Soon, it became clear that the whole cafeteria was listening intently to our conversation. And so, in my daydream, I would stand up and tell all who were listening about the gospel of Jesus Christ. And as the crowd responded in affirmation, I would leave the cafeteria, leading the hungry-for-God crowd up the hill to where our Christian fellowship met. And as person after person committed their life to Jesus, the prettiest girl in the Christian fellowship would come up to me and say admiringly, ‘œyou‘™re my hero, Eric Stillman.‘ ...Keep Reading

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