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Where Is God in Art? An Interview with Dr. Lisa Sharpe

Written and media by Maggie Schoepke. As the new school year continues to roll in, students welcome another member to the faculty and staff of Greenville College. With a Doctoral degree in Education, a Master's in Arts, and a Bachelor's in Art and Computer Graphics, Dr. Lisa Sharpe comes to Greenville with a lot to offer. However, her educational background is not the only thing she has to pass on. As a lon ...

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Engaging the Disciplines

Written by Nate Wieland. Media by Kristyn Ewing. "We can, through faith and grace, become like Christ by practicing the types of activities He engaged in, by arranging our whole lives around the activities He Himself practiced in order to remain constantly at home in the fellowship of His Father." -Dallas Willard Where would we be if Martin Luther hadn't nailed his ninety-five theses (a list of questions an ...

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Temporary Separation

Written and Media by Kristyn Ewing We all go through seasons of change and transition. For some, these seasons involve separation. It's difficult to understand what others go through unless we've experienced them ourselves. As students, we don't understand what it's like for our parents when they drop us off at college for the first time. Likewise, if parents have never been to college, it might be hard for ...

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The Real Church Isn’t Perfect

Written and Media by Kristyn Ewing It's a new school year and time to return to classes. During New Student Orientation, a list of churches in Greenville was handed out to new students. The students have the choice to attend or not. The college informs its students on the opportunities available but does not force anyone to go to church. If you are unsure of where to attend or aren't sure if you want to go, ...

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What does it mean to be a Christian Feminist?

Written and Media by Ben Casey. Feminism is a word that sometimes invokes anger, hope, annoyance or gratitude in those who hear it. It is used in such a variety of contexts and movements these days that it is very hard to say exactly what a feminist today looks like. Feminism has become a hot topic in church  websites and blogs as the battlefields where feminism is heralded as what Christianity needs or sco ...

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The Importance of Prayer

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Tyler Wright. Prayer is key. At least, that's what everyone has always told me and it has been one of the typical Sunday school answers for longer than I have been alive. People have always asked questions about forming a relationship with God. The answer? Pray and read your bible. Done. Easy. Simple. Or is it? Why is it so hard to make time to pray? Making time for God ...

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#PrayForPakistan

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. Less than a month ago, Christians all around the world were celebrating Easter. While many attended church and then returned home for dinner and an Easter egg Hunt, Christians in Pakistan faced a different reality. As the sun set on March 27, 2016, families began to leave Gulshan-e-Iqbal, a children’s park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore when a bomb we ...

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Morality vs. Preference

Written and Media by Ben Casey. If you spend enough time on the internet, you’ll find the phrase, “Only God can judge me,” is thrown around quite a bit. While there is a certain amount of truth in this, Christians are also called to tell their brothers and sisters when they are stumbling in Christ, making sure to do this in love, knowing all have sinned. It’s an important part of any Christian community to ...

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Where Worlds Collide: Painting

Written and Media by Tyler Wright. Welcome to the Papyrus' second installment of Where Worlds Collide, where we take a closer look at where GC students passions and their faith interact in their daily lives. This week, we'll take a look at some of Rebecca Munshaw's paintings and how they influence her relationship with God and vice versa. Becca is a junior here at GC, double-majoring in art and pastoral min ...

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The Balance in Christian Art

Written and media by Ben Casey.   When making art of any medium, it’s very important for artists to express themselves honestly. Art as a medium has grown over the centuries to attempt to capture or comment on moments and feelings of the human condition. Artists ranging from Diego Velazquez to The Beatles have given a kind of personal touch to their art that has survived the test of time and given an e ...

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