Category Archive: Christian Living

Created to Create: Reflections on Art and Worship by Gabrielle Herron

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Editor’s Note: The following article is by junior Gabrielle Herron. Here, Gabrielle, a music major from Olympia, Washington, shares her experience as a worship leader, musician, and visual artist, and how her art… Continue reading

Jesus & Community: Local College Groups to Check Out

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College is stressful—it’s a universally acknowledged fact, highlighted by social media, reiterated by memes, and pervading much of student culture. It seems that much a college student’s daily life is spent frantically working… Continue reading

Missions Trip Promotional Video

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Hey Everyone! This past week I put together a video that promotes our missions teams! Particularly we’d like to invite you to the Dessert Auction that is March 3rd. There is a $10… Continue reading

Valentines Day? A Reflection by Tomás and Shivonne

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Shivonne and I hope that if you are in a relationship, you will enjoy your time with each other and go out to dinner or go watch a movie! PS.… Continue reading

Airplanes, Instagram, & Alaska: a Reflection on Christlike Authenticity

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I write this now on an airplane bound for Eugene from Seattle. It’s a small plane, only two people to a row, and since it isn’t very full, I have two seats to… Continue reading

Church and the Idolization of Marriage

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In this article, Shivonne and I just want to touch on the topic of how the church can sometimes idolize marriage. Right in time for Valentine’s Day, right? Our view on marriage, whether… Continue reading

Radical Authenticity: an Interview with Stephanie Tait

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Editor’s Note: The following interview is a spotlight on Stephanie Tait, an author, speaker, and blogger who the Northwest Christian University community had the opportunity to hear speak in chapel last year. Here,… Continue reading

Friendships and Community: Article Series by Tomás and Shivonne!

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  Hello Everybody!  My name is Tomas Carradero, and my amazing friend Shivonne Robinson will be helping me out with this article. This will be the first of three articles that we like… Continue reading

Intramural Basketball!

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Hey Everyone! Here is a short promotional video for our Intramural Basketball Program! Come join us! you can join with or without a team on Mondays, 9pm at the MEC! Contact Taylor irons if… Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Experience Christmas

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Hey Everyone! This past week I put together a behind the scenes look of Experience Christmas! It includes videos and interviews of the people involved in Experience Christmas! If you did not see the… Continue reading

5 Simple Ways to Give Back

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It can be as heartfelt as writing a letter or donating a box of food.

How to host your own Friendsgiving

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As November comes upon us, fall begins to wane, and the semester starts to wind down, most students will start to make their travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday break. While coming together… Continue reading

The Story of Jesus, Thomas Egan, and You

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By Gabe Piechowicz As the fall storms start to stack up on the coast range and roll through the valley, our hoodies have come out and the march of old man winter has… Continue reading

What’s Your Secret?

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The departments of Campus Ministries and Student Programs will collaborate this week to launch a revival of the “Post Secret” project at Northwest Christian University. “Post Secret” originally began as an art initiative… Continue reading

A Beautiful Opportunity to Serve

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Hi! My name is Britnee Joaquin, and I am a sophomore here at NCU. I went on a mission trip to Nicaragua last year and the experience challenged and encouraged me to see… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Mission Trip!

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Having participated in 8 trips, each about a week long, I feel qualified to reflect on my favorite reasons to participate in a mission trip – particularly with your friends at NCU. First off,… Continue reading

Life as…a Custom-Made Person

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Editor’s Note: The following interview is the first installment of the Beacon Bolt’s new series, “Life As”, a series documenting the unique lives and perspectives of NCU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. This… Continue reading

This is how the Force works: State of the University Address 2016

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Northwest Christian University students, faculty, and staff attending chapel today were first greeted by an iconic clip of Han Solo and Finn in the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens before being… Continue reading

An Introduction Letter Between Friends

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Dear Reader, No, that’s not right. Because you’re not just a “reader” (although you are reading this). “Reader” implies that this is a one-way relationship. I write stuff, you read it, and that’s… Continue reading

Inner Monologue of a College Student

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Beacon Bolt as we follow two NCU students throughout an ordinary day!

Sensitive Censoring

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. In the last two years working for the Beacon Bolt I have gained a greater understanding of censorship. I believe… Continue reading

Poetry Slam 2016

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Attending the poetry Slam, I didn’t expect to be entertained or amused by much. My entire life I have… Continue reading

NCU Speaks Recap

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The second annual NCU Speaks featured a fascinating hodgepodge of speakers and topics. The FeMystique-sponsored event, hosted by Kimberly Snyder and club co-founder Chelsea Taylor, had a total of nine speakers (eight female… Continue reading

Christian Music Favorites

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. I have always loved music and have always loved to hum and sing along to anything I heard. Country… Continue reading

WHERE’S YOUR BIBLE?

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Where is your Bible right now? Is it in your backpack? On your desk? On a shelf? How many… Continue reading

Giving Up Control by Gaining It

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Being a college student with a full course load, three jobs, and a social life is hard. “Time management”… Continue reading

HE loved you first

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Valentine’s Day is usually one of those love-it or hate-it kind of holidays. Those in relationships are fond of… Continue reading

How to be Single

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we will begin to see many cynical tweets and posts about the single life.… Continue reading

Jefferson, Lincoln, Peers, and Informed Opinions

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Is it possible to be great and flawed? It always amuses me when students discover that some of our founding… Continue reading

16 Things that Only NCU Students will Understand

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. NCU is a very unique place filled with things that we may take for granted. Our small community generates… Continue reading

NCU Christmas

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Join the Beacon Bolt as we interview students around campus about Krampus and Christmas!

The Marks of NCU

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. Tattoos are an interesting way to get to know people and quickly jump into a deep conversation with someone… Continue reading

Don’t lose Your Bible among the Texbooks

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. As busy college students taking the final transitional steps into adulthood, the amount of classes, work, and various obligations… Continue reading