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By Michelle French

Every few weeks it seems there's a new collection of photos from a fraternity or sorority party that makes its way around the web. Universities and/or National Headquarters get involved and punish the chapters and students involved. And then the problem is solved. Until it happens again... and again.

By Brooke Pland

Lately, one particular worship song has been popping up around me over and over again... The song is beautiful, but I really didn’t think much about it until I realized that the Gospel passage God had put on my heart for this very devotional – “The Wise and Foolish Builders,” from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – is the exact teaching the song is based on.

By Ashley Gordon

I am currently training for a marathon. I know, I also question myself for willingly choosing to run 26.2 miles. The marathon isn’t until October so there is still a lot of running left to do – oh joy. Already, God has been teaching me about discipline and the limited capacity I have as a human. I have the same amount of time in my day as I used to, but now I have to add going for a run. And warming up. And cooling down. It all adds up and takes time out of my day, meaning I have to sacrifice something.

By Dusty Harrison

Back in my “glory days” of playing high school football, my coach was famous for his motivational one-liners. During the dog days of summer – usually at the end of practice while running wind sprints – all I could think about was being done and getting back to the comfort of cold water and AC. 

By Mark Abdon

Last year, our family got sheepadoodle puppy. I drove eight hours to Pennsylvania to pick up Buster from an Amish family that had been raising him on a dairy farm. Buster was a cute puppy in the way that all puppies are cute. He was also visibly dirty, and brought some unwanted relics of the dairy farm with him. This guy needed a bath.

By Michelle Lindsay

What do you spend the majority of your time thinking about? When you have free moments to daydream, where do you notice your thoughts wandering? As you’re getting ready for a busy day ahead at school or work, what’s going through your mind?

By Jonathan Harmon

History often has a way of repeating itself. Just this past week, gas prices rose due to inflation, tensions in Russia and Ukraine have yet to cease, and the most popular song globally on Spotify is Kate Bush’s - Running Up that Hill. Looking at you Stranger Things. Turn back the page to mid 1980’s and you’ll see an eerie familiarity with our current state of events. Which got me thinking, why is that history tends to repeat itself? I wonder, however, if it correlates with our ability, or in most cases our inability, to remember.

By Sarah Coleman

As a college student, I always liked kicking my summers off with a good lie to myself. It would start each May just as finals were coming to a close. I would make big plans for my ideal summer full of rest.

By Taylor Brooks

Anyone else coming into Summer already feeling nervous about a Summer job, internship, or next school year? For me, entering into this Summer feels like entering into a new, nerve-wracking season.

By Olivia Greiwe

Have you ever gotten super into something to the point where it affects your entire life? Like fantasy football, eating Keto, or that reality tv dating show you hate-watch with your friends? It’s to the point where everybody knows your obsession and you absolutely will be organizing your week or your budget around it.

By Catherine Elder

As the days have been getting longer recently, I’m more aware this year than I have been in a while of the opportunities that summer brings to grow my relationship with God. Hear me out, I know I have time for that regardless of how much daylight we get. But in summer, my days just feel lighter.

This season on the podcast we’re talking all about leadership. Specifically, we’re talking about the issues that many Greeks face when they’re interested in spiritually leading within Greek life. This week, we have a couple of guests joining us in a conversation about anxiety and mental health.

By Taylor Brooks

Is it really almost 2022 already?? I don’t know about you, but this past year has felt like a blur- a blur that began all the way back in 2020. There’s been a near constant barrage of changing covid regulations, news stories that sadden and/or anger us, loss, and increasing political polarization. At the same time, God has continued to move in our lives collectively and individually. 

By Dusty Harrison

Merry Christmas! After much anticipation, we finally made it to the big week, and there is much to celebrate. How are you feeling about your Christmas shopping this year? While the shopping and buildup can be stressful, gift exchanges can be a fun and meaningful experience at Christmas. In Matthew’s account of the Christmas story, three men are remembered for going well out of their way on a long journey to participate in a gift exchange with a… child.

This week on the podcast, Alison & guest host Becky talk with Gabe, Delta Upsilon from SDSU, and Sarah, Delta Gamma from Indiana State. They’re talking all about how to talk with your brothers/sisters about your faith and lifestyle decisions. They’re asking the question, how do I talk about my relationship with God and not make it weird?

While there is a lot of room to give practical advice in this area, we also know that this is commonly turned into an area of shame within Christian culture. There is no shortage of do’s and don’ts on this topic and we really love that this episode of the podcast is story-based, not a one-size-fits-all how-to. We hope it helps you consider your story and how you can invite God to be a part of it! Listen in as Mark, Depauw University & Delta Upsilon alumni, shares his story with us.

It’s a familiar question for most Greeks - how do I navigate the drinking culture in Greek life? Tori Castek, Greek IV staff and Purdue Kappa Alpha Theta alumna, joins us and shares what this looked like for her. Here are the basics - if you resonate with any of it, be sure to listen to the episode!

The question we’ve been asking in this part of the season is: Where is God in pledging and how should we approach it as Christians and followers of Jesus? This week on The Greek and Christian Podcast, we’re talking about hazing. We know this is a heavy topic, but we also know it’s an important one to talk about!

This week on The Greek and Christian Podcast we’re starting a segment all about God and Pledging. We know the pledging process is different for everyone. If you are just starting the pledging process - or will later this year - this is tailored to you. We hope this devotional helps you dive in a little deeper and think about what this story could mean for you.

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