Blog Archive

How to Manage Depression During a Quarantine

By Dr. Natalie Ford, PhD, LPC, CPCS | 04/08/2020

Sheltered in. Most of us had never heard of this a month ago, but now it has become a very real part of our lives. Isolation is one of the worst things for the human psyche, that is why the prison systems use solitary confinement as punishment. God created us for relationships. In Genesis 2:18…


7 Things I Learned as an International Student

By Milly Namukasa | 04/07/2020

While being an international student has been one of my favorite experiences, it has come with some learning curves, too. I learned that there is a great deal of preparation needed before embarking on this journey. Through this blog, I hope to share a few things I wish I had known before my transition to…

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We Will Overcome…

By Dr. Diby Paul | 03/31/2020

As more and more governments and systems are going into lockdown mode and people are becoming increasingly wary of the COVID-19 outbreak, many ask the question “Where is God?”. If we replace “Where is God?” with “What is God teaching me through this?”, the entire perspective changes. Isiah 30: 20-22 reminds us that our God…


How Can the Church be Salt and Light During This Time of Panic?

By Dr. Andrew Fabich | 03/16/2020

I’m convinced that this coronavirus outbreak is possibly the greatest outreach opportunity for the church worldwide. The coronavirus has covered the globe and, thus, brought missions to our own turf. The church needs to respond to the current situation sensibly and centered around the gospel.  Here are some things we should be doing during this time…


When Fear Grips Us…

By Dr. Diby Paul | 03/12/2020

As panic over the coronavirus (COVID-19) deepens and dominates the headlines, people are becoming fearful and wondering how to respond to this increasing alarm. According to the latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 100 countries have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Italy enforced an unprecedented, country-wide lockdown in an attempt to…

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How Nervous Am I About The Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

By Dr. Andrew Fabich | 03/05/2020

As of March 4, 2020 at 11:50AM EST, there have been a total of 94,383 confirmed cases of this novel coronavirus with 3,221 deaths worldwide.[1]  The virus hit the world by storm when the Chinese began reporting a mysterious virus causing pneumonia-like symptoms infecting many of its citizens.  We now know that the novel coronavirus…


To Students: Now is the Perfect Time to Think about Your Future

By Havilah Miller | 02/05/2020

“So, what are you going to do after graduation?”  Whether this question has come from your dad, your pastor, or your date sitting across the table, it has the potential to plague you like no other.  Having a viable plan for your career, locked and loaded, is no easy task, and plenty of excuses exist…


Called to Evangelize: Words from the Dean of Theology and Missions

By Dr. Maël Disseau | 01/22/2020

Friday ended the late registration for this semester, which means that this semester is now well on its way and you are in the classes you will be in for the rest of the semester, God willing. As is the case every semester, my heart is not just concerned with your academic wellbeing, but with…


Devotional Biology vs. Secular Biology: One Alumna’s Heartfelt Thoughts

By Maggie Reeves | 10/30/2019

Going from a public high school to Truett McConnell University (TMU) meant the difference between sifting what I was being taught to determine truth from theories and being taught according to my beliefs in the Bible and viewing creation from a Christian perspective. The Christian perspective of creation is not even discussed in public schools,…

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My Time in London: Student Mission Experience

By Alexa Miller | 10/28/2019

“There are 800 million people in Europe and only one percent claim to be evangelical Christians. Even among that ‘one percent’ are people who preach prosperity and not the true Gospel.” This quote rang in my ears the entire time I was in London with TMU. Even more so, it was heartbreaking to get a…

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To the New Student: 5 Practical Ways to Get Involved at College

By Alexa Miller | 09/17/2019

Starting college brings many mixed feelings. All at once you feel the excitement and fear of a new chapter, the ambiguity and expectation of the “college experience”, along with the relief and pressure of preparing for your future career. And yet, in the midst of all these emotions, we find ourselves seeking to get the most…

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The Ebb and Flow of Influence

By Nan Allen | 03/28/2019

It’s hard to say which was the most traumatic—when my first son left for college or when the last son flew the nest. Since I only have two children, I didn’t get the comparison of middle child attrition. When number one son left, I grieved for weeks. Part of the sadness was because, well, he…

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Three Ways You Can Be a Part of Fulfilling the Great Commission

By By Rachel Durham | 03/15/2019

“… And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;…

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Finding Your Niche: Taking Advantage of Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Biology

By Dr. Robert Bowen | 03/11/2019

As I stood quietly in the animal housing facility in the Cellular and Molecular Research Center at Truett McConnell University (TMU), a few students from my research methodology course looked over my shoulder as I trained them on injection techniques for rodents. Their jaws were wide open, and their faces were roiled with a wonderful…

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Making the Most of Dual Enrollment as a Homeschool Student

By Jerry Yandell | 02/07/2019

Two weeks ago, while walking down a hall at Truett McConnell University (TMU), I was asked if I would be willing to write a blog on the value of dual enrollment (DE) for homeschooled students. I quickly responded with, “You bet, no problem, my pleasure!” For the next few days, I pondered some ideas. I…

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