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Entries from June 2008

Poem: Because You’re Mine

April 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In her poem, sophomore Sarah Miles paints a touching picture of an intimate God and an honest, struggling sinner. In our helplessness, despair, and endless questions, Because You’re Mine is a reminder of God’s incredible love that He lavishly pours onto people like us.
Because You’re Mine
By Sarah Miles ‘10
Forgive me, Father,
For I have sinned.
Every moment [...]

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Tags: Poetry · Submissions

“The colors dude! The colors!”

April 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Felice Frankel has a rockin’ job. She gets paid money to take breathtaking pictures of scientific things. The New York Times thought she was cool enough to feature her here.
Her MIT site might be a little in your face, but you get the picture (haha…get it): the natural world is amazing. Amazingly beautiful, I would [...]

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Tags: Art · Submissions

The Other Side of the Pope’s Visit

April 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On the flip side of us standing up straight when some important person comes to town: Do other people stand up straight when you come around? Why? Is it because you’re a really powerful person? Or you’re much farther up the totem pole than them? Or just because you’re older?
Or is it because you’re unreachable, [...]

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Tags: Real Life with God · Submissions · View Point

Review: “I am Legend” has Christian Undertones

April 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I recently saw the Will Smith movie, “I am Legend.” I was scared for the most part, thinking about those “dark seekers” jumping out at me. But in the midst of moments of sheer fear and terror (okay, slight exaggeration), I noticed some very interesting Christian undertones.
In this article, the author found a bunch more. [...]

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Tags: Reviews · Submissions

Truth: Can You Handle It?

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Truth: Can You Handle It?
Better Yet: Do You Know It When You See It?
Washington Post
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The Internet has changed how we socialize and how we evaluate truth, evidently. This article is about how students no longer use books to find information for research reports but rather get their data from the Wikipedia, other [...]

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Tags: Blog

Elements Updates

April 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Hey guys,
Hopefully you’re enjoying what you’re reading here! Some updates and announcements:

Commenting is welcome on all posts. If you want to answer a question that is posed in a post or contribute your two cents, then go for it! You don’t even have to sign up for anything to comment.
The RSS subscription link at the [...]

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Tags: Elements Announce · News

Sing, Sing a Song

April 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Maybe it’s just the tune that sticks, but hopefully the words of praise songs matter a lot more too us. There have been times in my life when lyrics seemed to encompass what I’m thinking and how I’m feeling at the moment. These lyrics include:

The nails in Your hands, the nails in Your feet, they [...]

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Tags: Blog

The Pope’s Visit

April 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Submitted by Mikala Streeter ‘08
Catholics are coming out of the woodwork. To me, it seems to me like they’re proving to everyone that they’re “real” Catholics because they’re excited about the Pope’s visit and thus deserve to go to heaven.
Some people have been comparing the Pope to God or at least Jesus. One little girl [...]

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Tags: Submissions · View Point

Friends Indeed?

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Friends Indeed?
As We Click with More Pals Online, The Idea of Friendship Multiplies
Washington Post
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I found this article as I was perusing my newsfeeds at thought it was pretty applicable. It’s about the effect of online social networks on how we relate. Since the article is kind of long, I thought I’d include [...]

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Tags: Blog

Cartoons as Food for Thought

April 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Submitted by Mikala Streeter ‘08
On this website, thinkchristian.net (maybe you’ve heard of it?), are articles on all kinds of topics related to Christianity. Every once in a while, they post a few cartoons that make you think. One of the latest batches is here.
The first one especially cracks me up! We can get so caught [...]

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Tags: Blog