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Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc thoughts

Climbing toward ChristBy Drew Shriner | Echo The award-winning documentary “Free Solo” follows climber Alex Honnold as he attempts a ground-breaking feat: free soloing (climbing without a rope) El Capitan, commonly known as El Cap, a 3,000 foot, sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park. Honnold’s single-minded focus on this […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc Thoughts

Is worship music emotionally manipulative?By Drew Shriner | Echo As a natural cynic, I frequently find myself glancing around during chapel, skeptically wondering about the authenticity of everyone’s worship experience. Once, during a particularly strong bout of cynicism, I thought, “Am I really having an encounter with the Holy Spirit, […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc thoughts

Singleness can be a calling, not a curseBy Drew Shriner | Echo I’d like to make a wager: one of many Christians’ favorite Bible passages to ignore is 1 Corinthians 7:25–40. This is a passage where Paul, a famous single person, encourages others to not marry as he did Singleness, […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Professor Profile: Dr. Laura Edwards

Professor Profile: Dr. Laura Edwards

A professor’s journey from Brazil to IndianaBy Leah Ryg | Contributor Brazil, a distant place to Midwesterners is where Laura Edwards called home for more than 30 years of her life. Assistant professor of psychology, Laura Edwards was born in Brazil and after finishing her schooling in the States, she […]

by · February 22, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Drew Shriner poses with his Crocs.

Croc Thoughts

Finding space for spiritual disciplines By Drew Shriner | Echo I was at home this J-Term, working, reading and, surprisingly, taking a J-Term class. I had planned on the break being a time to rest before second semester, but I couldn’t keep myself away from the classroom and audited a […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times, Uncategorized
The debate of what seasonal greeting to use affects much of our lives

Our View: Christmas confusion

What greeting to use and when to use itEditorial Board | Echo As the holiday season kicks into gear, cheerful seasons’ greetings can be heard in houses, stores and classrooms all over. Many Christians, going about their daily tasks, don’t think twice about wishing a “Merry Christmas” to friends and […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
What we view in our culture can have a big effect

When the jokes go too far

How our words affect the culture we live inSam Jones | Echo Not many other topics seem to be drawing as much attention as the discussion of rape culture. I would say ― and I believe this opinion to be quite popular ― that rape is one of the worst […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Discover modern day miracles.
(Photograph provided by Aubree DeVisser)

Exploring a life of faith and miracles

A tale of surprising salvation and relationshipBy Aubree DeVisser | Contributor “Detours to Destiny” is a fascinating memoir of Elling B. Halvorson’s life as a businessman who also strived to pursue ministry in his work. Each chapter holds unbelievable, intriguing evidence of the tenacity and integrity that Halvorson has shown throughout […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
What advice does the Bible give for our contemporary view of engagement?  (Photograph provided by Megan Alms)

A romantic’s view on how scripture and engagement combine

A review of a book about engagementBy Megan Alms | Contributor Since the contemporary idea of engagement is a cultural phenomenon which did not exist in the same way when the Bible was written, scripture tells us little on how we should live as engaged individuals. “Letters to a Romantic: On […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
David Blevins spoke about the story of Ireland and what being an Irish Christian journalist is like.

Irish journalist visits Taylor

Blevins speaks on conflict and journalismCheri Stutzman | The Echo David Blevins, Irish journalist for Sky News, spoke to a number of students on Wednesday  Oct. 10, on the history and the hope of Ireland. Taylor was one of several colleges Blevins was visiting to give his talk, titled “How […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News