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December Sun: A Christmas Reflection

Even in the midst of a bleak New England December, the light of Jesus can help us remember the real meaning of Christmas, writes Dr. Greg Carmer, dean of Gordon's chapel.

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When Faith Leaves The Campus: A College Dilemma

The stuff of parenting is not easy, says Bob Whittet, associate professor of Christian ministries. Especially as young people make their most important decision—college—parents can guide their children in crucial ways.

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Sacred Duties, General Suspicion

In his annual Thanksgiving column, Provost Mark Sargent offers a slightly different perspective on our presidential holidays and personal challenges.

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Brazilian Gold: Olympic Lessons for The World

The 2016 Olympics have been chosen and Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, assistant professor of political studies, helps us understand just what the selection will mean for the world.

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Forty Shades of Green

Chemistry professors Irv Levy and Dwight Tshudy are in a festive mood about their subject—and they should be. After all it's not hard being green.

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Beer, Latinas and The Scope of Identity

Given recent news events involving race and gender, Dr. Lauren Swayne Barthold discusses just how much identity issues should—and do—matter.

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The Privilege of Growing Older

During International Active Aging Week, Dr. Sean Clark reminds us that aging doesn't have to be a burden but can be a gift of stewardship.

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In Search of The Perfect Game

At the start of a new academic year with many athletic seasons gearing up for competition, Valerie Gin, professor of recreation and leisure studies, challenges us to think differently about what it means to love sports.

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John Calvin’s Birthday Gifts . . . to Us

500 years after he was born, John Calvin's impact is still felt across Christian circles and social structures, writes biblical studies professor Roger J. Green at the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year.

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Going Green, Crossing Cultures: Modern Lessons from Francis of Assisi

Communication arts professor and professional writer, Wendy Murray, explores the contemporary impact of Francis of Assisi.

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Rocks, Scissors, Papers: Why Teaching Matters Now More Than Ever

Teaching remains one of the most profound vocations there is, writes Dr. Janet Arndt, director of the graduate program in education.

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Well? The President’s First 100 Days

Political Studies Professor Timothy Sherratt considers the checks and balances in President Obama's initial leadership and how each might determine his presidency.

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Sacramental Stones: Sculpting As an Easter Metaphor

As he tells his students, visual arts professor Jim Zingarelli wants stone that can hold the form of a sculpture, something "sacramental."

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Good Lessons In Hard Times

Though economic challenges can translate into personal difficulties, there are also great lessons we can learn from these times, says Dr. Bruce Webb, professor of economics and business.

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Words and Legacies

Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical and theological studies, recalls the impact of two women's use of words as hymnwriters--and the power all words have in our lives.

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Wizards, Vampires and Humanity

According to a new NEA study, reading novels and short stories is up, and Janis Flint Ferguson, professor of English and education, is thrilled. Why? Books remind us of our humanity.

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A Personal Tour of African American History

Education professor, Stella M. Pierce, reflects on what it was like growing up in the segregated South, and how it affected her work in the classroom.

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Dreams for an Artistic Stimulus Package

During economically difficult times, theatre arts professor Jeffrey S. Miller says we need the arts more than ever.

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Free (Symbolically) at Last

Laurence Holcomb examines the troubling tradition of the minstrel in American culture in light of President Obama's historic inauguration.

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Resolved: a Year of Reconciliation

With the start of a new year, Judith Oleson calls for a resolution toward reconciliation.

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