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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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Journey to the Cross: Lent

Written by: Tyler Wright. Media by: Jonathan Bremer. Prayer and fasting for 40 days seems a little... extreme, doesn't it? Wouldn't something to that extent be reserved for something like Jesus' experience in the desert that Lent parallels? After all, He's Jesus. Surely, that can't be expected of us mere humans, right? Not true. Lent is a time for all believers. It is a time marked by repentance - for turni ...

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What Is Caesar’s

Written By Tyler Wright. Media By Jonathan Bremer. We find ourselves amidst the heat of the political races, debates, and ensuing elections with the lines blurred more than ever before. Every politician, no matter how loose their "translation," has something to say about the Scriptures and it seems that every Christian, no matter how conservative or liberal, has something to say about every politician. As C ...

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Our Favorite Theologians

Written by Joe Watson, Media By Max Gensler I sat down with one of my best friends Nathaniel Brown and talked about some of our favorite theologians. We found some really interesting topics to talk about concerning these theologians and tried our best to not get too off topic. I hope that this is entertaining and causes a few nuggets to mull over. Also, happy seasons greetings and merry Christmas. Be safe o ...

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