Courageous compliments

Hello, my name is Victoria Horn, and for at least twenty years of my twenty-two-year life, I was afraid to compliment anyone. If you know me at all, this probably will not surprise you. As someone who has received a 100 percent introvert rating on the Meyers-Briggs test (a feat they all said was impossible), more »

Christ-like love in politics

Something has happened to our Christian culture. I sit in chapel and speakers are making political jabs. Students are venting through Facebook, cursing and questioning their fellow Christians’ commitment to God because they did not vote for the same person. One minute we are encouraging others to live in a Christ-like manner, but the next more »

Finding common love

In the weeks following the executive order on immigration, many concerned Christians have spoken out about the importance of loving our neighbors. Twice in the last month, I have experienced powerful retellings of the parable of the Good Samaritan—an ancient story which speaks to a deep need for our present society to care for the more »

When it’s okay to be proud

Society sends us a lot of mixed messages about how to approach self-worth. Your mom tells you she is proud of you no matter what; your best friend says you are a loser but does not mean it; and the cheesy internet photo of a sunset with pretty lettering says to always remember you are more »

Listening to understand

Selfishness is a disease that has become prevalent in our society to the point that it is encouraged and rewarded. It is so common in all our interactions that it could be seen as a necessary, built-in trait of humanity rather than a flaw, but it is an issue that poisons relationships. I have made more »

Christian morality in films

A relevant and local topic that has come to my attention concerns the entertainment that we, as Christians, consume on a daily basis. What did Paul mean in Philippians 4:8, reminding us to think of things with a certain purity and godliness, and what does that mean in terms of the media we absorb? First, more »