Faith

By John MacKorell

It’s Thursday night- thousands of Greeks are defying 2,000 years of Roman Calendar tradition by starting their weekend two days early. The sound of music and the smell of beer mixed with other burning substances fills the halls of the fraternity.

By Olivia Grubbs

Often times, people hear about God’s love and mercy and they’re excited. They say, “Yes! That’s what I want.” But then, their faith fizzles out after awhile. We might look around and wonder why some people seem to have a faith that carries them through trials, while others seem to be blown about by the winds of the storm. 

By Alison Smith

The past couple of years I have been facinated with movies and tv shows about fighting. I LOVED the movie "Creed"- the illegitimate son, Adonis, of legendary boxer, Apollo Creed, who follows in his father's footsteps and boxes a world champion. It has everything I love- a good underdog story, training montages, action and excitement, a love story, and best of all: Michael B. Jordan. I'm also into the Netflix series, "Glow"- a show about a group of rag-tag actresses who find themselves on a women's wrestling show. Women who kick butt- yep that's awesome.

By Alison Smith

The human brain is incredible. 

I bet you didn't think that would be the first sentence of the first summer devotional. And maybe you're hating me a little bit right now because you'd rather be thinking about the beach than neuroscience. But bare with me.

Ok, I’m going to tell you one of my really embarrassing stories. 

During my first week as a freshman at the University of Illinois, one of my high school friends drunk dialed me. I called her back the next day and said “I’m really disappointed that you got drunk. I thought you were better than that.”
By Katie Haymond

When you’re in college, typically summer goes one of two ways. You either are super busy with a summer internship or summer job, doing fun things on the weekend, and lucky if you make it to church on Sunday.

By Alison Smith

This week we're going to engage with Scripture in a different way through a practice called "Imaginative Prayer." Bear with me, it's not that weird. Developed by St. Ignatius in the mid 1500s as one of his Spiritual Exercises, Imaginative Prayer provides an opportunity to enter specific moments in Jesus’ life and thereby share his experience.

By Alison Smith

The sun is out. The weather is starting to warm up. And you can’t help but notice that you just feel... happier. Probably because school is out... and you’re getting more Vitamin D.

By Alison Smith

St. Patrick's Day 2007.

A drunk stranger sleeping in my living room. Roommates passed out in their bedrooms.