4 Approaches to Make Studying Fun

It’s that time of year again when finals are looming large on the horizon. As you near the finish line you may find your motivation lagging. When the load of papers, projects and tests begins to feel like an insurmountable obstacle, try these suggested techniques for spicing up your study time and adding fresh zeal

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On-the-Go Prayer

One of the most impossible verses in the Bible to follow is, “Pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17).”  At least that’s what I used to think. How in the world, I used to wonder, could anyone conceivably pray continually, with no end? But two things began to change the way I understood this command. For

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Understanding Your Learning Style and Why it Matters

Psychologists and educational experts have theorized about learning for decades. Maybe you’ve observed yourself long enough to know how you best remember information and what kind of environment is must conducive for you when it comes to learning. Or maybe you haven’t given it much thought at all! Spending a little time getting to know...

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A Little College Romance

Stepping onto a Christian campus feels like an expansion in so many ways. Expanded opportunities for academic and spiritual growth! An expanded worldview! And if you think like I did, an expanded circle of dating prospects! On my Christian campus the often-quoted joke was “ring by spring or your money back.” Similar slogans get flung

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Rediscover the Joy of Reading

It would be nice to think the love for reading many of us discovered as kids would last forever! But somewhere between studying for AP tests in high school and the unimaginably intense workload of college, many of us find that reading loses its initial luster. I’ll be the first to admit my enjoyment of

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Casting Stones: Reflections on Judgement

I’ve talked to a number of Christians lately who are disappointed and disillusioned with the lack of love shown between brothers and sisters who’ve let minor issues become reasons for division. Judgement, addressed many times in Scripture, isn’t a new temptation. Over the years, believers have divided over styles of worship, dress code...

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Writing Better Papers

The college experience wouldn’t be complete without constantly cranking out papers. Whether it’s a short, essay-style reflection or an in-depth twelve-page research paper, the unending writing assignments can make you feel like a human word factory! And the fact is: there is always room for improvement when it comes to our writing. If...

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Deciding on a Roommate

If you’re a high school senior, you’re likely narrowing in on your Christian college of choice, or have already committed for the coming school year. One of your next decisions will be the important and fun step of selecting a roommate! If you’re already attending college, you too may be thinking about a roommate choice

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Live Your Passion

  One of my favorite camping T-shirts, well-worn and green (the best color ever) boldly proclaims: “Live Your Passion.” As a nature-seeking, fun-craving, book-devouring, music-adoring adventurer I love it! But I find myself wanting to “edit” the statement at times. I find myself wondering: is the assertion really… biblical? In...

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Up Your Note Taking Game

It’s been said that our short-term memory typically lasts about fifteen seconds and that without much effort we’re able to remember about seven items at a time.  Obviously when it comes to your college education that’s not going to cut it. Every day you’re being taught multiple new facts and concepts, much of which will

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