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Three Christ Figures in Everyday Fiction

Written and media by Maggie Schoepke. What does it mean to be like Christ —to embody the very characteristics that sent an all-loving Savior to the cross? Sadly, Jesus is not as visible or tangible a figure as some might hope; so we may never witness the answer to this question firsthand. However, believers and nonbelievers alike can still read a great deal about such heavenly attributes in the words that w ...

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The Stranger and the Alien

Written and Media by Maggie Schoepke. Strangers. Foreigners. Aliens. These words carry such negative connotations in the world of today. Nonetheless, they are roles our very own scriptures call us to embody. The alien, foreigner, and stranger are present, but not necessarily active in or committed to the surrounding world. Real-life foreigners and aliens demonstrate this tactic in the ways they choose to in ...

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The Lodge

Written by Nate Wieland. Media by Maggie Schoepke. A Christian seeks to recognize the ways that they have been blessed by God. Considering our tendency towards blindness, this is often easier said than done. It's vastly important that we constantly be petitioning God that He give us eyes to see what He's doing and hearts to follow Him wherever He may go. Recently, God has opened my eyes up to something that ...

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The Reward of Rest

Written and Media by Maggie Schoepke. "Sleep is for the weak." "I don't need rest; I need caffeine." If you have been around the Greenville campus long enough, you are sure to have heard these phrases a time or two. It is no secret that college students trade plenty of shut-eye for the mastery of a subject, but since when did not taking care of ourselves become such an ideal way of life? Not only is lack of ...

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Hate Your Family? Give Away Everything You Own? – The Cost of Discipleship

Written by David Weyers. Media by Maggie Schoepke. Jesus’ teaching on the cost of discipleship is strongly emphasized in Luke, as similar stories pop up in multiple places in his Gospel. Luke 14:25-27 says, Now large crowds were going along with Him (Jesus); and He turned and said to them, ‘If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes ...

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Unity in Diversity

Written by Kelsey Knoploh and Lauter Eubank. Media by Maggie Schoepke. How many times have you heard a Christian, newly returned from a mission trip, state that they were inspired by their time in a foreign country? So often they return with a new perspective or new insights about their faith, community, or church. Many people who go to a foreign country expecting to teach and serve others realize that thos ...

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The Cause of Christ

Written and Media by Kristyn Ewing. There are many causes to give to this Christmas season. The Salvation Army, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and ToysForTots are just a few. It's crucial that we remember our cause is Christ's cause this time of year. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a prime example of what it means to live for the cause of Christ. This story leaves us in awe, and Mary in literal awe, when she heard ...

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The Gift of Giving

Written and Media by Maggie Schoepke. It's that time of year again. Everyone is out and about, searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones before Christmas. Many people have already taken advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get the best deals. However, it's easy to get carried away with sales and spend a little too much in your favorite store. In the midst of shopping, don't forget about ...

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Thanks Be to God

Written and Media by Kristyn Ewing. As I sit in the passenger seat thinking about each house as it passes by, I think about what's inside of them. Thanksgiving is a holiday spent sharing a meal with the people closest to us. We put aside the hurt, pain, and sorrows of the past year and intentionally take a day to be thankful for our lives and who we share it with. 2 Corinthians chapter 4 covers the present ...

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The Great Commission, Mission Trips, and How GC Students Can Get Involved

Written and media by Maggie Schoepke. Featured image from www.lcfconnect.com As a Christian institution, Greenville College strives to do one thing well and that is to live by The Creator's Word and carry out His commandments accordingly. Though, even within this line of duty, there is still one specific action that seems to stand above all others —the passionate mission work that Greenville College has eng ...

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