Bubbles are fragile things

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As a graduating senior, my best advice to my younger peers is simply this: get out. No, don’t drop out! Just get out. Let me explain. For all of the great things AU has to offer, it is nonetheless a small, Christian university in a place unknown to most people… Read more »

My favorite “Trumpisms”

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The 2016 Presidential election has been nothing short of absurd, and absurd may even be on the humane side. For starters, the GOP nomination started out with 12 candidates at the beginning of the primaries—no, your eyes did not deceive you, I did say 12. The other thing, or shall… Read more »

We aren’t perfect, but we can still love

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Let’s face it, we’re not perfect. None of us are. Not even here in what some like to call the “Anderson bubble.” We’re a bunch of flawed and imperfect people who step on each other’s toes and insult each other all the time. In the timespan of about one week,… Read more »

Listen when people speak

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Chapel on campus is known to have a wide variety of topics and formats throughout the semester, which allows for students to experience different types of worship and gives students the opportunity to hear messages that they might not seek out for themselves. In chapel last Thursday, PACT organized an… Read more »

The absurd concept of dating Jesus

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We’ve all heard the phrase “dating Jesus.” I will tell you why I am not now, nor will I ever be, dating Jesus. The modern-day concept of “dating” implies a romantic relationship, one in which people show affection for one another and spend time together. Dating Jesus implies that whenever… Read more »

The art of [insert your purpose here]

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For years we have entertained the idea of our passions as arts, endeavors that train our perspective on the human experience and evolve into a philosophical discussion of purpose and ardor for life. That space for thoughtful creation is healthy, it is necessary, it is imperative and it is lacking…. Read more »

Responsibility as a viewer

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Last week in chapel, Professor Lisa Pay spoke about pornography addiction. Pay spoke openly about the effects of pornography addiction and cited research about its harmful effects on the psyche and on relationships. She said that porn is for masturbation, while art is for appreciation. In the United States, pornography… Read more »

Valentine’s Day is about more than romantic love

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Valentine’s Day tends to be a day of extremes—if you don’t love it, then you probably hate it. In the weeks leading up to Feb. 14, stores become overrun with giant stuffed animals and boxes of various candies and chocolates. Many people, especially those who aren’t in favor of Valentine’s… Read more »

Community and accountability

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Ever since I graduated from high school, I’ve been contemplating what my spiritual life should be like now that I’m more independent.  At church, I serve on the worship team, but I’m not involved with children’s or youth ministry as a leader. I could probably benefit from a more intimate… Read more »