Category: Downline Institute

The Mandate of Christ and Culture, Part 1

Written by: Corey Latta The phrase “Christ and culture” often refers to the way the Christian faith can and/or should relate to cultural ideas and mediums. Speaking of Christ and culture usually carries tones of Christian imperative, a sense of mission evoking questions of whether Christians should engage cultural mediums, and if so, to what extent. […]

When God Chased Me (Reblog from The Gospel Coalition)

This post was written by Downline Institute teacher, Garrett Kell and originally posted on The Gospel Coalition.  It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech, and everywhere I turned it felt like God was following me. It all began a few months before, when a friend talked to me about Jesus at a Halloween party. Since that […]

A Gospel, Unashamed

Written by: Corey Latta To say that Paul’s epistle to the Romans is an important book in the Bible is an extreme understatement. Romans has influenced some of the most important figures in the history of the Church. Saint Augustine, in the moments before his conversion, heard a mysterious voice say, “Take up and read. […]

How Downline Impacted My First Year Of Marriage

This blog was written by 2015 Downline alumna, Riley Sample. In June of 2014, Hunter Sample and I got married in our hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. The very next day, we drove to Memphis and began our life as a new family – exciting, but scary! Hunter had already been living here for several […]

The Lord Orders Our Steps (Reblog from Fellowship Memphis)

This post was written by Joe Thompson and originally posted here. In July of 2010, Rachel and I had never met. There was no Daniel Tiger, no Harlan Elizabeth, there was no “us.” I was in a dark place of depression after being rejected multiple times by the NFL for reasons I could not understand. […]