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Part of this World

Written by Leanna Westerhof. Media by Kayla Morton. Maybe when you saw the title of this article you thought about “The Little Mermaid” and the song Ariel sings regarding her desire to be part of Prince Eric’s world. It strikes a chord in all of us, doesn’t it? Whether you want to get out of Greenville and go on an adventure, or perhaps be part of someone special’s world (wink, wink), in some way, we can al ...

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A Worthy Fear

Written and Media by Tyler Wright. Psalm 33:8 - "Let all the earth fear the Lord - let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him." What does it mean to "fear God?" Are we commanded to actually live being constantly afraid of God for the sake of His power and authority? It's not an uncommon response, nor is it invalid, however, it's not accurate either. So how do we make sense of a command that co ...

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Your Body is a Temple

Written and media by Ben Casey. The phrase, “It’s my body, I can do what I want with it!” gets thrown around to avoid judgement when eating unhealthily. But as Christians, it isn’t our body. According to Romans 12:1, “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” God has called us to us ...

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Christian Rock Isolates Christians?

Written by Ben Casey. Media by Tyler Wright. “They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” John 17:16. We, as Christians, are called to be the salt of the earth, to let our actions shine through as beacons for Christ. Being in the world but not of it can be a lofty subject to process. The Bible encourages Christians to be separate but not isolated, walking the fine line between inaccessible and pande ...

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Where Worlds Collide: Songwriting

Article and Media by Tyler Wright. Music is powerful. It stimulates, soothes, gives voice to unspoken feelings and connects people. It's an avenue through which we connect to God, whether it be in private or corporately through church services, chapel or Vespers. Music is universal. It's accessible for all regardless of musical ability. Welcome to a new series from the Papyrus' D&D section, titled Where ...

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Gluttony: The Forgotten Sin

  Written and Media by Ben Casey. So gluttony is eating a lot, right? Well, the short answer to that question is no and the long answer is sometimes. The truth is that not all overeating is gluttony and not all gluttony is overeating. Originally, gluttony was defined by Pope Gregory the Great as eating or drinking before a meal, to gratify taste, expensively, in excess or with too much eagerness. While ...

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Beyond the Walls: Greenville College Prison Program

Article and Media by Tyler Wright. In August of 2014, Greenville College and the Greenville Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) launched the "Greenville College @ Greenville FCI" higher learning program. This program allows GC professors to teach eager students within the walls of the prison a wide range of classes, providing inmates with the opportunity to work towards college credit or a GED. Before 20 ...

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How Does a Godly Friendship Look?

Article and Media by Tyler Wright. For young adults in Christian communities, Godly relationships are often stressed in reference to dating. This is important, but dating doesn't make up all, or even the majority of relationships in our lives. In fact, many relationships encompass close friends. It is important to be surrounded by solid, healthy friendships because those are the people that are around regar ...

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5 Ways to Survive the Slump

Written by Tyler Wright. Media by Jonathan Bremer. There are times, even on a thriving Christian campus when anyone might hit a rough patch. No one is exempt from this notorious slump. Right around this time of year, the busyness of the new semester sets in and the winter weather leaves us with far less energy. The motivation from the new year has curbed and any forward momentum seems to have stalled like a ...

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Style or Denial?

Written by: Ben Casey. Media by: Jonathan Bremer.   We, as Christians, are called to deny ourselves and pick up our cross (Matthew 16:24), but increasingly find society encouraging us to do the opposite. For example, the “Health and Wealth” Gospel teaches that good deeds will earn physical rewards from God, and worse, we see pastors supporting this doctrine by spending offering money on private jets. A ...

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