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Zip Your Lips

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Taylor Harpster. There are times that we get so angry, that it seems impossible to keep it in. Some people let anything make them mad, whether it is big or little. Other people let little things add up until they finally explode and let their anger get the best of them. Either way, when people are angry, it is usually obvious. Body language, such as clenched jaws or fists, i ...

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Is Suicide Sinful?

Written by and Media by Momoka Murata. Is suicide a sin? It is not rare that people choose suicide to end their lives, leaving others with questions. One of the difficult controversies in Christianity is whether or not this is a sin. From a Muslim perspective, the definition of suicide is clear; however, in Christianity, it seems very complicated, and people have different opinions.  First of all, Islam cla ...

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Testimony Series: The Struggle for Adequacy

Written by Jasmine Webber. Media by Taylor Harpster. Three years ago, I would have never imagined introducing myself as a Worship Arts and Youth Ministry double major at Greenville, but God’s intervention in my life begins pretty far back. I was born in Rushville, Illinois; my mother was a preschool teacher and my father was a factory worker. By kindergarten, I knew I longed for Jesus and though I was young ...

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Faith on the Field

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Taylor Harpster. God, please clear my head of all distractions and my heart of burdens I may bear so I may perform my best, knowing you will always be there. This is the first line of the athlete’s prayer-a prayer that clearly represents how important faith is in sports. It's not just sports, though; it also shows how important faith is in everything that we do. Some peo ...

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Loneliness Is Not Always Bad

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Taylor Harpster. The word lonely has become such a taboo word in our culture. If someone states he is lonely, he starts to get labeled as antisocial or depressed. This is so far from the truth. It is okay to feel alone as everyone does from time to time. But, what if I told you there's a way to not feel so lonely? Loneliness is not always a bad thing, although it often gets ...

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Take a Knee

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Taylor Harpster. Whether you feel it is important to take a knee during the national anthem or not, there is one place we can all agree to take a knee. Despite the saddening unrest in our country, we, as Christians, are called to cling to each other and kneel before the cross. It is hard to miss the articles, news stories, and angry posts about people kneeling during the nat ...

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Faith Over Fear

Written by Kristyn Ewing. Media by Taylor Harpster. It’s so easy to just want to hide away and wait out in a quiet place until the storm passes over. Right now, some are facing literal storms like hurricanes and earthquake. Others are facing metaphoric storms like cancer or other illnesses. The last thing we want while going through a storm is to be afraid and let that hinder us, but it happens—we are human ...

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Christian Unity and the Gospels

Written by Ben Wayman. Media by Taylor Harpster. Christian unity is not about uniformity, but rather about friendship. Through friendship, we embrace the difference and diversity of another person. This embrace of one another, in our diversity, is the stuff of Christian unity and it is patterned after the nature of God. We worship one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Unity in diversity. G ...

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Prayer Without Works is Dead

Written by Clint Jackson. Media by Taylor Harpster. "When we pray, we must pray together, ready to act on our prayer." But the harsh truth is that, at times, we use prayer as a way of ignoring the need for action. How often have you heard someone preach or pray about systemic racism and the church's role in related matters? On May 17, 1954, just 63 years ago, the Supreme Court handed down their decision on ...

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Searching for Authenticity

Written by Christina Bowman. Media by Taylor Harpster. There is competition for almost anything, and we will often do whatever it takes to win. Competition could be over things such as receiving a new job, being accepted into a school, or trying to get your peers like you so that you make friends. According to Time Magazine, a survey in CareerBuilder of over two-thousand hiring managers claimed that 56% of ...

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