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Quitting not equivalent with failure

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“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” “Pain is temporary.” “It never gets easier, you just get better.” No doubt these quotes are not new to you. Plastered onto scenic stock images, motivational quotes permeate our social media feeds. Hard work and perseverance are highly-praised qualities in American culture. From our youth, we’re taught  that

Value of beauty, the arts diminished by modern society’s political agendas

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In an article on the devaluing of the arts in modern Western society, English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton made a saddening though insightful observation. “Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter,” he wrote. Even at a place as dedicated to the arts as BJU, you don’t have

The busyness paradox: the universal disease and the cure-all excuse

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You’re not that busy. You’re a college student, but you’re not that busy. We’ve all heard each other say it in the dining common, on the sidewalks or over text: “I really wish I could, but I’m just too busy.” Normally this sentence is followed by how much homework’s due the next day, how many

In light of Christ’s sacrifice, live to spread Gospel Truth to dying world

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In Tuesday’s chapel message, director of the CGO Mark Vowels challenged the student body to fulfill the Great Commission. Vowels discussed the reality that so many die each day without Jesus, calling the audience to action. As Vowels said, it’s easy to become desensitized to the Gospel because we’re so familiar with it. Many of

When you can’t undo mistakes, rise and grow from experience

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Click. Click. Click. Undo! Undo! Undo! If you’ve spent any time using Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, you’ve also spent some time clicking that “undo” button at the top of the screen. More than once has that little backwards arrow saved my life.  You know that feeling of panic when you’re typing along, finally making

Stop judging, comparing—base your worth on what God says

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Confidence. Beauty. Self-esteem. These may come naturally for some, or not so much for others. We live in a country obsessed with how we look and how we feel about ourselves.  We rate people’s level of attractiveness in our minds, or worse, aloud. We compare our beauty to theirs, making ourselves feel better or worse.

What’s your 100-day plan? Aim high, keep your word, get busy

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Exactly 2,400 hours and 144,000 minutes go by in the course of 100 days. A lot can happen in 100 days. America is beginning to evidence the power of 100 days since Trump’s inauguration three weeks ago. President Trump’s 100-day plan has flooded the media since November and caused much controversy. His plan includes repealing

During this busy commercial season, be kind to employees

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Imagine that finals are over and you’re back home. You’ve slept a few days and now are ready for some Christmas shopping. Traffic is a mess. You get stuck at the same light for five minutes and why is every single Christmas station playing “The Chipmunk Song” at the same time? Finally you get to

Superbike murders remind us of our fallen human nature

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The Superbike murders case, where four people at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee were shot and killed in 2003, came to a close this past Saturday in connection to a recntly-solved missing persons case. Todd Kohlhepp, the sex offender accused of kidnapping Anderson local Kala Brown and murdering her boyfriend, Charles Carver, confessed to the four

As the election approaches, remember the power of prayer

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Does prayer have enough power to change the course of  U.S. history? For the Christian, the response to this question is  an automated “yes.” The belief that prayer is powerful is fundamental to the Christian faith.  But do you really believe this to be true? Merriam-Webster defines believing as “a firm conviction as to the

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