Tag Archive: Christian

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

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

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 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

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

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

Finding Refuge in God

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Going to NCU has dramatically changed my life and provided me with more opportunities then I can keep track of. This incredible place has a way of breaking you down with crazy workloads… Continue reading

November’s Unknown Holidays

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The Beacon Bolt is a publication of the student body of Northwest Christian University. As October’s end is quickly approaching, I am looking forward to the many holidays that are right around the… Continue reading

Something’s Wrong, Something’s Missing

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“with how much work we Christians, and other well-meaning people are putting into trying to better this world, we ought to be a bit closer to having a heaven on earth, or at least something a little more closely resembling one.”

Let’s mix things up a bit

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“there’s a lot more to God than merely his love or mercy…I miss hearing songs that communicated that”

Embracing our Campus and Community

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The last two weeks around our incredible campus have been filled with opportunities to worship our God in some amazing ways. The week of September 14th through the 18th NCU had some events… Continue reading

College Student Wisdom: Lessons Learned This Year

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I am completely confident that everyone has their countdown going, so I don’t need to tell you that summer is around the corner. We can finally see that light at the end of… Continue reading

Bash-Whisler 2015

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WRITTEN BY SHERRY REEDER On Friday, February 20th, 2015 NCU staff, faculty and students filled the Chapel to experience a time honored NCU tradition, the Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Competition. Each contestant in the… Continue reading

Ambitions of NCU

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For this weeks video I was inspired to go out and talk with the student body about dreams, goals, and aspirations they had. The thought provoking question asked to break the ice was… Continue reading

Thank Someone

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I imagine your life has gotten a little bit busy as the school year comes to an end. With everything you have left to finish, you probably aren’t looking for another assignment, but… Continue reading

Luke Jackson Interview

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Well if you have been paying attention to the men’s basketball team here at NCU, it has been quite a wild ride. The team qualified for the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the… Continue reading

The Great Debate

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Billions of years of ago, nothing exploded. That nothingness slowly formed to become planets and star systems. On one certain planet, primordial ooze developed, and out of that ooze crawled life. Millions of… Continue reading

Blog Shout Out: Stand To Reason

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As you may have noticed, a disproportionate number of my Bolt postings are about theology and apologetics. While I try to post about such topics in moderation, when I find something good I… Continue reading

Legal Pot: Yay Or Nay?

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Well it has finally happened. Marijuana is now legal. But only if you live in Colorado or Washington. Which means that those who want to get their fix anywhere else will still need… Continue reading

Calling All BEACONS….we need your HELP!

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At this very moment, NCU’s very own Mr. Beacon is in the midst of an intense competition with the mascot of Evergreen State College. The Cascade Collegiate Conference is hosting the Mascot Challenge… Continue reading

2014: Ready or Not

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Well it is 2014 How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday 2013 just started, despite predictions that 2012 was the end of the world. But now we are in 2014. Two… Continue reading

Dreams: Yours, God’s, and Mike Wazowski’s

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The other day I finally watched Monsters University for the first time. I was surprised by how long it took me to see it, given my love of Pixar movies, but it’s been a… Continue reading

Fromm’s Advisor Responds

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About two weeks ago, Fromm and I had a conversation that largely reflected what he said in his guest Beacon Bolt column. I didn’t panic, and when I saw the Bolt, I felt… Continue reading

Beacon Bolt Article Goes National

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If you haven’t heard already, an article in The Register-Guard appeared today about our ASNCU President Eric Fromm. The article comes in response to the Beacon Bolt article that was posted last week. We welcome… Continue reading

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

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Originally posted on Deeper Waters:
What’s going to be your response to all the little monsters running around tonight? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters. Tonight, several kids are going to be…

Interview with Tim Foreman from Switchfoot

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Last week I had the amazing opportunity to talk to Tim Foreman, the bassist from popular rock band Switchfoot. I can say right off the bat I was a little star struck, as… Continue reading

The Reality of Heaven

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The man who is about to sail for Australia or New Zealand as a settler, is naturally anxious to know something about his future home, its climate, its employments, its inhabitants, its ways, its… Continue reading