Modern-Day Pauls

Modern-Day Pauls

The earliest Greek philosophers asked three fundamental questions: What is motion? What is life? What is being? Many thought that there was one primary answer that addressed all three questions. Thales, one of the seven sages of Greece, suggested the answer was “water.” Strange thought process, but not a bad attempt. Heraclitus, known as The Weeping Philosopher, said that the answer was “change.” He stated, “No man steps in the same river twice.” Parmenides disagreed, claiming that change was impossible. … Read More

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Fear, Faith, and Failure as an Artist…and Hope for the Rest of Us, Too!

Fear, Faith, and Failure as an Artist…and Hope for the Rest of Us, Too!

All creation reflects something about the creator, and I believe the best art comes from deeply personal places. Visual art students mold, paint, sculpt, draw, or design their hopes, dreams, and desires. And it’s due next week. On Tuesday, they will put their souls on display as professors and classmates tell them how right or wrong their creations are. Mastering techniques and learning concepts are important and are a necessary process in education. However, if you are studying math and … Read More

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The Long View on Discipleship: The Gospel, the Good, and Kingdom Living

The Long View on Discipleship: The Gospel, the Good, and Kingdom Living

Senior Day is an important day in any campus movement.  It is the day we honor the faithful service of the seniors as they finish their undergraduate careers, it is the day that we model what kind of student we hope to develop as they are involved with Cru, and it is the day to celebrate endings and new beginnings.  At our senior day at Stanford (really it was a ceremonious weekly meeting) I would give the same 5-minute speech … Read More

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A Hot Cup of Grace

A Hot Cup of Grace

* Editor’s Note: Susie works on the Operations Team at Cru’s Northeast Regional Campus Office in Boston.  We were studying Galatians of all things, when my tussle with grace came into full relief. Scattering to our respective projects after our Ops Team Bible study, I’d cloistered myself, intent on accomplishing several weeks worth of work in one day. (Your first clue that I may have a problem.) Plowing through mountains of tasks with great focus, I suddenly remembered something. Donuts … Read More

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