Graduation is 25 days away (and counting). It seems like an appropriate time to fight through the senioritis, chug down another coffee and think about what's changed in the four years since I walked on this campus as an eager 18 year old who could miraculously function without sleep, or the aforementioned coffee. While it's true that I sit here ... [Read More…]
Political systems, religion and morality, oh my!
Yesterday, CNN posted a Facebook story on evangelicals' approval rate of President Trump. At the end of the story, CNN made the claim "a lot of people are starting to ask whether this is the end of evangelicalism as we know it." They may be right about American Evangelicalism, but for all the wrong reasons. Let me start with the point: there is ... [Read More…]
Unity is not worth the cost of truth
The Winter Olympics is generally more lackluster than its summer counterpart, but even though we pay less attention to the games, there's one aspect of the Olympics the world has its eyes on this year. With the games hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea, North Korea and South Korea had a rare opportunity and chose to march under a unified flag, ... [Read More…]
Reading is a spiritual discipline
Reading is often thought of as nothing more than one of many skills we learn in school. Some people will use it for the rest of their life, but the rest of us can get by using it minimally. Like math, I may need to know how to do it at a basic level to accomplish some tasks in life here and there, but I don't ever need to go very deep with it. The ... [Read More…]
What ever happened to Charlie Brown?
Christmas movie season is in full force. Over the past several years, we’ve lost a classic in the mix. Whether it be through Freeform’s (formerly ABC Family) 25 Days of Christmas, a TBS or NBC special, or more commonly the streaming specials on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, it’s of interesting note that A Charlie Brown Christmas is hard to come ... [Read More…]
African Students Association showcases diversity in new Culture Fair
The African Students' Association held its first Culture Fair showcasing different cultures represented in the student body Saturday. ... [Read More…]
Freedom of what? Freedom for what?
Let’s talk First Amendment. If you need a refresher, it reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” America is ... [Read More…]
You have time to take a deep breath
Here we are again. Midterms are upon us, and even if you're not in a classes that give a midterm exam, the middle of the semester is still probably giving you that feeling of proverbial drowning. I've recently picked up a book called Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. The book struck a cord with me the other day. In it DeYoung warns of three dangers ... [Read More…]
Semper Reformanda: Why we still need the Reformation
October 31st is a day worth celebrating for reasons that have nothing to do with candy, costumes, ghosts or things that are spooky (unless you grew up believing John Calvin is the bogeyman). October 31st holds historical significance every year, but this year it is worth particular emphasis. Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of when ... [Read More…]
ACUPD hosts National Night Out
ACUPD participated in a national event that allowed the community to meet with officers in an informal setting. The event included games, food and information about the campus police. ... [Read More…]