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Before I die, I want to . . . (see the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup)

Before I die, I want to . . . (see the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup)
Party with Jesus (yes). Speak a second language (Spanish). Write a novel (in the works). Drop it like it’s hawt (done). Go to Thailand (eventually). Love where I live (done). Go to New Zealand (and Australia). And yes, as the loyal Chicagoan I am, I’d also like to see the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup... Read more »

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference
I sat on an editors’ panel on behalf of Today’s Christian Woman and Christianity Today at the Write to Publish Conference hosted at Wheaton College today, and the most poignant thing I heard was about the creativity Christians so often fail to express authentically. “So many Christians are afraid of offending God,” artist, poet, and... Read more »

The (Millennial) Marathon Miracle: It's Miller Time

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It’s June–that means marathon and 5K season is upon us. Unfortunately for me, I had my big toenail removed last week, so I won’t be participating in much of anything active over the next several weeks, but I’m able to be an avid spectator and supporter, and was able to witness two friends finish the... Read more »
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How Do We Save Journalism?: The Millennial Miracle Part 2

How Do We Save Journalism?: The Millennial Miracle Part 2
How do we save journalism? I started to answer this question in Saturday’s post with the promise I would continue to feature profiles of Millennial journalists I’ve gotten to know this year while helping out with the Journalism Certificate at Wheaton College. I believe 20something college students and recent grads are the hope and the... Read more »

How Do We Save Journalism?

How Do We Save Journalism?
With the way the journalistic economy is trending right now (downward spiral), it would be a miracle to think all print publications will survive worldwide. As stated in this Guardian article, “Losing money is not a business model. It is a going-out-of-business model.” The Washington Examiner will cease daily publication in June, and every time... Read more »

Introducing Kevin Marble: What Are You Afraid Of?

Introducing Kevin Marble: What Are You Afraid Of?
With the evolution of YouTube, Facebook fan pages, and autotune, it seems like anyone can become a recording artist these days, but it’s hard to do it right. 22-year-old singer/songwriter Kevin Marble took the production of his debut album seriously, and it shows in the quality of this folk-meets-alternative compilation, “What Are You Afraid Of?,” released... Read more »
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Tribute to Josh French: All Day I Dream About Soccer

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My friend Josh French, who was on my “brother floor” during our freshman year at Wheaton (2007-2008), died in a tragic car accident last Saturday, while he was on his way to visit his wife in Kansas City, Missouri. Josh inspired me every day with the passion he had for life. Whenever I saw him,... Read more »

Andrew Marin Loves Chicago's LGBTQ In Boystown

Wheaton College's Student Gov't, Student Care, and CACE hosted Andrew Marin on campus for a talk about how to better love the LGBTQ community.
Friday afternoon, speaker and author Andrew Marin gave a presentation to over 100 Wheaton College students, faculty, staff, and visitors about how conservative Christians can better love LGBTQ individuals. His main points to the conservative Christian audience were to talk less and listen more, and to not be afraid to “live in the tension” of... Read more »

Wheaton College Provides "Refuge" for Same-Sex Attracted Students

Wheaton College Provides "Refuge" for Same-Sex Attracted Students
For the first time in its 150-year history, Wheaton College has formally instated a community group for same-sex attracted students. “Refuge” was recognized as a community group under the Student Care Committee for Student Government by President Philip Ryken Tuesday, and is composed of approximately 15 Wheaton students who identify as same-sex attracted. According to... Read more »
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Pepperdine Law Wins Environmental Moot Court Competition

Pepperdine Law Wins Environmental Moot Court Competition
“Mr. President, your excellencies, and may it please the court…” These words have echoed in my mind the past three days as I’ve processed the countless hours I spent in courtrooms this past weekend at the 2013 Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition‘s North American Regional at American University. I flew to Washington, D. C.... Read more »