Through Jesus, we are delivered

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This year, I decided I was going to jump on the bandwagon of picking a “word of the year.” Essentially, you pick a word out—it can be any word, but words such as love, peace, forgiveness or mercy are common choices. The general idea is to choose a word that… Read more »

On the importance of voting

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College students are constantly being bombarded with dates. From exam and paper due dates to maybe even actual romantic dates with someone (if so, good luck with that). The constant stream of dates never seems to end. However, April 4, 2016, though it doesn’t directly correlate to school or a… Read more »

Church is not your savior, Jesus is

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I’ve spent a lot of time in the church over the past few years, especially considering I interned at my home church the entirety of my senior year of high school. Church is, or at least can be, great. The fellowship that is found in a healthy church body is… Read more »

Mental Illness doesn’t discriminate

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I have had the privilege of growing up in a fairly safe and comfortable position in life. My family has never had financial hardship to the extent of relying solely on governmental help, both of my parents are very open about how much they love and care for my brothers… Read more »

New semester, new staff!

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This is my third semester on staff with the Andersonian, but my first in such an important position. While I am slightly intimidated by the responsibilities this position holds, I am so looking forward to the semester ahead. The staff of writers, editors and designers we have this semester are… Read more »

The death of the professional critic

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The third anniversary of Roger Ebert’s death will be this April. The impact that he had on the world of film criticism, and in the general audience’s response to it, is incalculable. I remember, as a child, that unforgettable tagline attached to critically acclaimed movies: “‘Two thumbs up!’ – Siskel… Read more »

Not my will; Yours be done

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Jesus, I must learn to wait on thee. And to trust you as your Spirit leads. Cast my heart upon the rocks. Break me if you please. Not my will but thine be done. Jesus live in me. The hauntingly harmonious tune plays over and over in my head, captivating… Read more »

Thanksgiving is not a secular holiday

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Thanksgiving is a non-secular holiday. The typical family sits around the table with their relatives and eats food, watching football and napping in the afternoon. Sometimes, families will say a word of prayer before they start eating the food. But there is more meaning to that. In elementary school, we… Read more »

End of semester sentiments

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It has been an absolute privilege to serve on the Andersonian staff with these outstanding individuals. Both Megan and Beth are highly intelligent and wildly talented, but to me the most important aspect of working with these girls is the friendship we have developed. When I came into the Andersonian… Read more »

Being religious first and spiritual second

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A phrase I have frequently heard over the last several years goes like this: “I’m not really religious, but I am spiritual.” A preference for spirituality has some things to commend it. Some claim spirituality as a protest against scientism—the belief that the research methods of the biological and physical sciences… Read more »