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A Place Apart: An Unorthodox Path to Ministry

      Growing up as a youth pastor’s daughter, I had the privilege of getting involved in a lot of different ministries. From the time when I was a child in diapers until now, I was always highly involved in Presbyterian church camps. From graduating high school to being […]

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Marketplace of Ideas?

      There’s a lot of debate nowadays about what exactly the purpose of a University is. You might think it is fairly straightforward, but upon further inspection it is not so certain. Many people will tell you to go to school to get a job. I assume that’s […]

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Stewardship: Be The Change You Want to See in Your Own World

      When you are new, be it at work, at school, or anywhere, you find yourself in an awkward position. If you are too ambitious or bold, you run the risk of seeming aggressive or overconfident. If you hold back, people might walk all over you. Especially in […]

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Election 2018: Democrats take control of the house of representatives as republicans focus their efforts elsewhere

      Politics are ever-present in the lives of most Americans. While I can’t say this with absolute certainty, it at least seems as though this fact is more true on college campuses than anywhere else. Where your Thanksgiving dinner table or workplace shies away from the topic, the […]

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How Eastern’s Mission Manifests Itself

      As all student know, Eastern University’s mission statement is Faith, Reason and Justice. The university, through the freshman course INST 150. teaches all students what this motto means and how we can live it out. INST 150, Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice helps students to capture […]

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Separating Artists from their Art: Are We Enabling Celebrities’ Bad Behavior?

      As a country, we are without a doubt in a very politically turbulent time. It seems that this turbulence has also had a ripple effect, impacting various facets within American culture. One of the facets that has been impacted in particular is pop culture. There have various […]

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Tragedy in Pittsburg: Another act of violence plagued the nation as a synogogue was targeted.

      Despite the 24 hours news cycle often drifting away from the issue, the epidemic of mass shootings continue. We must all feel so numb of the predictable conversations that will be had. Conversations deeply concerned with the mechanics of firearms will be had, the second amendment will […]

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Balancing Selfcare and Compassion for Others

      Society today is obsessed with the idea of ‘self-care.’ Mental health awareness is on the rise and everyone wants to learn how to better take care of themselves. To me, this has been a relief. I am not the best at recognizing when I need to take […]

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#The Resistance: Large corporations are capitalizing on political activism. We shouldn’t let them.

      In an era soon fit to match maybe only the late 60’s, political tension has remained high since the 2016 election. Mass marches, protests, and online movements quickly eclipsed the then present anger over the incoming administration. What started symbolically years ago with the Occupy movement, now […]

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No Longer Leaning on My Own Understanding

      There’s a lot of bridges here. These were my first words on Eastern’s campus. It was a frozen day. Snow fell, as our guide described Eastern’s mission. “We grow in faith, learn reason and help bring justice here.” I see Eastern’s bridges as a representation of this […]