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Making Time to Pray

I hope you’ll all forgive me, but today I’m going to share a bit of personal experience in response to a student question. How do we balance academic studies with prayer time? As I thought about this question and how to answer it, I couldn’t help thinking about my own college experience and my life […]

Facing Moral Challenges

College is a challenge. A challenge to your mind, a challenge to your body (who needs sleep??),  and often a challenge to your faith, your morals, your standards of right and wrong. So how do you respond to these challenges? Do you hide under a rock for four years and hope nothing sneaks up on […]

My Personal Lord and Savior

Ever been asked this question? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Do you feel a little tongue-tied when this one’s thrown at you? On the one hand, you want to say, “yes,” and on the other, the question doesn’t quite sit right with you–something about it is off. I know […]

Icons Are Not Idols

This week’s campus question: What’s up with all the pictures? Isn’t that like idol worship? Doesn’t the Bible forbid that? Explaining iconography to someone who doesn’t pray with icons can be a little daunting. For us Orthodox, it’s as natural and normal as reading the Gospel, and we all sort of instinctively know that we’re […]