Choosing Church in College

You’re immersed in Christian college–surrounded by Christian professors, Christian peers, the study of God’s word, weekly if not daily chapel services and education that is decidedly Christian. The argument could be made that church, in addition to this decidedly Christian cultural experience, is unnecessary. That’s why many...

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Getting Ready for College Move-In Day

  If you’re college bound for the first time this fall you’re probably counting down the days until you move out of your parents’ home and into your dorm room! You may be experiencing a wide range of emotions—from excitement to nervousness to uncertainty to the restlessness that says: let’s just get there already! It’s

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Dorm Room Vs. Off Campus Living

  Most of us are familiar with the well-known expression, “There’s no place like home.” While this is certainly true, all of us leave home hopeful that college will become a comfortable “home away from home” where we eventually feel relaxed and at ease. While most colleges require freshman to live on campus in dormitory

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Is Christian College Right for Me?

  Discouraging statistics about faith in the college years are easy to find. A recent internet search on the subject revealed that only 12% of 18 to 23-year-olds profess to be evangelical Christians, and that 75% of professing Christians will abandon their faith during the college years. We could discuss and debate the “why” behind...

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Practicing Contentment

All of us feel it from time to time. Restlessness. Discontent. Disappointment. Sadness that life isn’t going the way we’d always imagined. Maybe you feel less-than-fulfilled with friendships or desire to be in a relationship but haven’t met “the right one” yet. Perhaps you struggle with your appearance, giftedness or level of health. We...

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Summer to the Max

It’s almost here…your long-awaited summer vacation! Whether you plan to remain on campus or head back home, you’re ready for some downtime and a chance to chill in the sun. And no doubt you have earned some time to rest! But the next few months will go by faster than you can imagine. How can

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Finals Week Do’s and Don’t

  Finals week is stressful; there is no way around it! After an entire semester of studying, your already tired brain is required to push through a demanding week, calling to mind information from the entire semester. Final exams often account for a large percentage of your class grade, so the pressure to succeed often

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Are You Flourishing?

Flourish: (verb) to thrive; to grow luxuriantly; to prosper; to be fully engaged and energized; to be in a state of production; to reach the height of development and influence The Opposite. As the school year nears an end it’s no surprise that some students are feeling weary and burned out. This year has been

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Discerning God’s Will

It’s that time of year when college students are facing big decisions again. Things like: where should I live this summer? Should I stay on campus or go back home for a few months? Take an internship or return to a tried-and-true job in my hometown? Travel or save every penny? Break up or try

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Paying for College

Financial expert, Dave Ramsey, recently reported that students are graduating college with an average loan debt of $37,172. That’s a hefty number! No one goes into college hoping to come out with loads of debt. If you’re still in high school looking towards college, or even in the midst of your college education, you may

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