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The Echo
Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, May 20, 2024
The Echo

Opinion



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Your 'Kairos' Moment

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If there were one character trait your class has embodied over the last four years, it would be “perseverance.”









Students benefit from a well-rounded education

Our View: Journey of integration

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Humans are natural learners. Acknowledged or not, everyone dabbles in music and math — appreciates daylight and a building that doesn’t collapse. In order to appreciate those things, however, you don’t need to be a musician, mathematician, environmental scientist or architect. We are free to enjoy the world just as it is.



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Reflections from a (mostly) former chapel skipper

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My friend Francis has participated in well over 98,000 chapels. His intentional community in California (St. Andrews Abbey, Los Angeles) takes discipleship seriously. Francis’ participation in chapel five times a day for over 50 years has made him a different kind of human being — one marked by a beautiful, deep peace and joy (Psalm 92:14).



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The eclipse and God’s beautiful creation

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In a few short weeks, we will witness one of the most awe-inspiring events we have ever seen. On that day, the moon, a celestial object having roughly the diameter of the United States, will pass directly between us and the sun. In doing so, it will plunge us into shadow.


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Reality of the resurrection

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“Why do people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead?” (Acts 26:8). The question strikes us today as naïve, just as it must have struck Porcius Festus and Herod Agrippa II in the original context. Paul can’t be serious. For realists, the resurrection is fiction. People think the resurrection’s unbelievable because it is unbelievable! 


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Our View: Academic necessities

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Would you turn down the opportunity to seek support from qualified professionals? The services that Taylor University provides, such as the Writing Center and the Academic Enrichment Center, are incredibly valuable.


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Gospel according to slang

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“Father, into your dms I slide my spirit.” This is how “The Gospel by Gen Z” renders Christ’s famous last words on the cross as found in Luke 23:46. It uses the colloquial abbreviation for “direct messages” in place of “hands.”


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Intercultural communication

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There are several trends in intercultural communication education in many universities. One model favors experiential learning, while the other focuses on addressing inequities of various kinds. Each of these makes its own worthwhile contribution to intercultural learning, but here at Taylor, there is a way to do even more.


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Christian obedience?

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Often we think of godly obedience as a product of self effort. Submission to the Lord typically doesn’t look or feel the way we would expect. We expect the natural energy and joy to read our Bible, sing hymns and repent. However, God doesn’t promise the motivation to do those things.