Tag Archive: Christianity

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

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

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

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

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”

The Love We don’t Like

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I think it’s often forgotten that there are multiple instances of Jesus using tough love.

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

Hollywood Faith?

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One of my all-time favorite pastimes is going to the movies. I love the stories, the action, and the excitement of it all. While I love to watch movies at home as well,… Continue reading

Ham on Nye

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On February 4th, Ken Ham, the president of the Creation Museum, and Bill Nye, famously known as “the science guy” from his popular PBS show, faced off in a debate about creation, evolution,… 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

The Wettest Dry Campus Around

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The December issue of Christianity Today featured an article by Kevin P. Emmert titled “Relaxing Over Drinks.” The article focused on several Christian campuses that recently lifted their alcohol and tobacco ban. Now,… 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

New Hope Interview

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Well there has been quite a lot of discussion lately about Eric Fromm and his article about what it’s like to be an atheist at a Christian College. Be sure to check out… 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

Eric Fromm: Lifting the Curtain

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My name is Eric Fromm. I am a Senior at NCU majoring in communications, and I am an atheist. Yes, you read that correctly, I am an atheist. For those of you who… Continue reading

Being Christian Among Non-Christians

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Over the summer I spent most of my time studying philosophical theology. You may ask, “What does it mean to study philosophical theology?” Well, it’s really just a fancy way of saying that… Continue reading