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Faith Focus: Asking Questions of the Biblical Canon

I grew up in an evangelical church in which I learned to trust the Bible completely. When in that same church I learned that the Bible is actually a library of books written over the course of a thousand years or so, I began to wonder why some books, and not […]

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Reflections on Holy Week

Growing up, Holy Week always meant one thing to me: lots of church. Instead of the usual weekly mass that my traditional Catholic family normally attended, there was Holy Thursday mass and Good Friday service on top of it. And don’t even get me started on the Easter Vigil, a […]

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Faith Focus: Lent

It is the time of year where Christians decide to fast from food, physical pleasures, or negative habits. Fellow Christians are excited about what others are planning to give up and ask each other, “Oh, what are you giving up this year?” Then, the conversation about Lent becomes stagnant, and […]

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Deus Caritas Est

Soon, dates will be had and flowers given, chocolates, cards, and cliché verses consumed: Valentine’s Day is almost here. A day to celebrate love, a beautiful thing. And as this time approaches, many will be confronted with loneliness. Not because they do not have dates; no, but because love is […]

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Faith Focus: Attractive Christianity

We tattoo ourselves with Greek phrases, we smatter our Facebook profiles with pictures of us and kids from third-world countries, we swear by organic, fair trade ingredients. We leave churches because the music isn’t authentic enough, beautiful enough, or fulfilling enough. We thrive off of Hillsong’s worship music. We sit […]

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Ordinary to Extraordinary

Intrinsically, we are just ordinary people. Many of us are ordinary college students who, on a typical day, wake up, go to class, eat a couple of meals, watch a lot of television and goof around with our friends until we remember the stack of homework we haven’t done, in […]

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Do Not Fear

As the semester progresses, we are probably undergoing stress from multiple factors, and as Christians, we should turn to God. Some Christians like to blame God for their stressful moments, but our faith calls us to change this perspective. Prayer and talking with God can aid in viewing stressful situations […]

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Are You Truly Experiencing God?

I think there are moments in my spiritual life where I’m simply caught in the motions… I go to Bible study and hear about Jesus, I go to church and am told about God, his teachings and his love. But it’s one thing to hear about him , and another […]

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To Forgive is to Love

With the New Year beginning and a new semester starting up again, people are constantly making new goals for themselves, attempting to change for the better. As Christians, it’s not uncommon to see people wanting to spend more time with God, become a Godlier person, ask God for forgiveness for […]

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Faith Focus

Christ said, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39). Eastern University’s Christian background has been affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA, but per their faith statement have a non-affiliated, inter-denominational doctrine. This doctrinal statement encourages students to […]