Every time I think about why I’m a Christian, the fundamental answer at the bottom of all the other ones is that I’m a Christian because of stories. Because when the world whispers “chaos”Christianity speaks of a narrative, both for all of history and for my day. Because God gets my English-major storyteller’s heart, because he made it and made it to look like his own. So when I look at the world through God-changed eyes, I see a story, with a plot arc and conflict and characters, and it’s a story about God and it’s a story of love and victory.Read More
People, senioritis is real.
As the year goes on, it gets harder and harder to justify putting a lot of effort into schoolwork. My grad school applications are already out (meaning no one is going to see these grades, right?), there are people to spend time with whom I might not ever see again after May and, if nothing else, three and a half years of college tell me that sometimes it’s just more important to sleep.Read More
“It will be great for you!” my mom said. “You’ll meet new people!”
“I like the people I already know,” I replied, with just a note of sarcasm.
Looking back at my lack of interest in making friends when I started college, the irony is palpable. At seventeen, I could count my close friends on one hand with two fingers still folded under and, frankly, I was skeptical that IUPUI would provide anyone I cared to know.
(Let’s just establish that seventeen-year-old me was neither a very sociable nor a very wise person.)Read More
My agenda for today includes: two classes, three assignments, four readings, two group project meetings, and a lot of coffee.
This is the third year I’ve been in college, and I still struggle with motivation. Will my literature homework help me in my career 10 years from now? I doubt it. Is this reading on Old English going to make or break my chances at graduation? Probably not. But I’m still going to do it. Why?
As a full time student, I think of college as my job. This is the means to reaching my personal and career goals. It’s also a chance to glorify God by taking the opportunities He has blessed me withRead More