Why Theology?

Laiken Gendregske Christian Studies

The most frequent question I get asked as a Theology major is, “why did you choose that course of study?” I like to think I didn’t choose theology – the theology life chose me! In all seriousness, I can’t express enough my gratitude and appreciation for my professors at the University of Mobile. They have spent countless hours investing in my …

Why Intercultural Studies?

Cortney Presley Christian Studies

“Seek God’s will in all that you do and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:6. When I decided to attend the University of Mobile and chose Intercultural Studies as my major, I am most certain that is exactly what I began to do. I started out at another university and, at the end of my sophomore year of college, …

Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Hosts Biblical Church Revitalization Conference at University of Mobile

Amber Kelley Christian Studies, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions hosted a one-day conference at the University of Mobile designed to encourage and instruct church leaders on how to minister effectively in churches that are hurting, struggling or stagnant at the University of Mobile. About 35 pastors came to learn from Brian Croft, founder of Practical Shepherding Ministries and the …

Nate Carroll — Class of 2019

Amber Kelley Alumni, Christian Studies, UM Grad Success

Nate Carrol was awarded the William K. Weaver, Jr. Excellence Award, the university’s highest honor for a graduating male, at the May 2019 commencement. Here is Nate’s story:   In the Fall, I will be attending Boston College (in Boston, MA, not to be redundant) pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy. My aspirations thereafter will be to pursue a Ph.D. and …

3 Things I Learned From Leading D-Now

Isaac Andrews Christian Studies, News

Discipleship Now, also known as D-Now. When you hear that name it may bring up one of two memories: life-changing point in my relationship with Christ or that prank my friends and I pulled on our group leader during a Disciple Now student ministry weekend. What those two memories have in common are they drew you closer to someone. I …

Five Things to Consider When Finding a Church

Kyle Beshears Christian Studies Leave a Comment

Fall is an exciting season around University of Mobile. The campus is buzzing with activity as students return (or arrive for the first time) to their dorms, classes, and activities. In the flurry of activity, we can easily forget to find a church home in which we may grow while we are away from home. It is a good thing …

Shadowy Singleness

Thomas Smyly Christian Studies, Faith Leave a Comment

A friend approaches, face glowing with happiness, bearing good news about their new relationship. Once again, the contradictory feelings of congratulations and self-pity combat within me. The former bears outward expression; the latter, inward concealment. Sure, the Christian thing to do is console myself by rehersing the line, “You just need to wait for the ‘right one.’” But, what do …

Our Sacramentality

Brad Hill Christian Studies Leave a Comment

“A meal is still a rite—the last ‘natural sacrament’ of family and friendship, of life that is more than ‘eating’ and ‘drinking.’” —Alexander Schmemann Many cultures claim to be more adept “enjoyers” of food than others. There are some that possibly enjoy food too much or opt to enjoy the unhealthiest options possible. (I mean, the only way to make …