God’s grace in times of confusion

Let me preface the following by asserting that I am not a conspiracy theorist. That being said, many conspiracy theories were running through my head Thursday Feb. 22 when, according to the Washington Post, “More than 1.7 million AT&T customers across the country reported problems with their cellphone service.” Headed to the second day of Southeastern Theological Seminary’s Center for […]

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Exploring Lynchburg’s history: Monuments from before Liberty University’s founding tell Lynchburg’s story

Easily identified for being the home of Liberty University, Lynchburg also contains many pieces of meaningful history that dot the seven hills. Some of the more prominent hallmarks of the city’s history include the following. The Anne Spencer House On 1313 Pierce St. sits the burgundy, green-shuttered former home of Anne Spencer, a Harlem Renaissance poet and activist. Poetry Foundation […]

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Science-fiction come to life

As I scrolled down the page, “Cyborgs” was the only word that came to mind when I explored CEO Elon Musk’s website for “Neuralink,” a brain implant meant to bridge the gap between intention and ability (i.e., for patients who have paralysis, are deaf, blind, etc.). I reflected on films like “iRobot,” “Ender’s Game,” and “Creator,” all movies in which […]

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Staying up-to-dat(ing)

Walter stares at the eHarmony page on his desktop from across the room. The pale morning light reflects off of his glasses: a nervous glint appears as he continues to apprehensively observe his coworker’s profile. He hesitates, musters the courage to click the digital wink button on the page, and is disappointed to find that his worries were all for […]

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Combating rapid lingual evolution: English speakers must tread carefully when changing meaning

In our current cultural context, the following phrases aren’t uncommon:  “Bro, that’s wicked cool.”  “That’s awesome!”  “That’s actually sick.”  I readily use adjectives like “awesome,” “sick” and “cool,’ and engage in colorful banter, small talk and meaningful conversations with a plethora of slang words that originated through divergence from original meaning.   I remember sitting in my church’s youth group […]

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How perspectives of classic and modern folk can relate to Christ: NEW (Noah Kahan)

Editor’s note: When “Church” (capitalized) is used, the writer refers to the body of Christ, and when “church” (lowercase) is used, the writer refers to the weekly, physical gathering of believers (i.e., going to your local church). The leaves are falling. The weather chills my bones. The welcome romanticism of autumn takes residence in my soul, and songs by indie […]

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