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 …

How Can I Fight Human Trafficking?

Hilary Schultz Christian Studies Leave a Comment

Human trafficking reports are rising daily. The average person may ask, “What can I do to help this monstrosity?” or they may just shrug it off, “There is nothing I can do anyway.” Yet, doing something about it often seems like an insurmountable task. What, if anything, can we do about human trafficking? When I first came to University of …