Helping in the Coastal Bend

Saturday at 6am Vital University Missions staff and students piled into cars and began driving to Rockport, TX for a Day of Service. In my car I had one student from Trinity University and one from the University of the Incarnate Word. Having these two students in my car headed to do hurricane relief sparked something inside me. You see, when I was a student at UIW back in 2005 Hurricane Katrina made it ways to gulf coast and for...

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Reflections on Top 10 Reasons Not to Boast in Anglicanism

There has been quite a bit of discussion in the last two weeks online about an excellent post from our friend Rev. Clint West over at Living Church. If you haven't read his post yet,  check it out on their blog, Covenant (and browse their other thoughtful pieces). As part of our kick off to the 2017-2018 year, The Vital crew thought it might be fun to share our staff reactions to the blog. Without further ado, here are our responses:...

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Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures

Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures This guest-blog was written by our good friend Jonathan Melton, the chaplain at St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on his blog the patience of trees which is filled with honest reflections on Christian living (aka you should probably check it out). In this post, Jonathan puts into words well what we be about ministry. Enjoy. Five years ago, right before St. Francis House sent a few of game people to our...

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