Blog Archive

We Can Be United in the Midst of Our Diversity

By Javier Chavez | 07/06/2020

Diversity is always a positive experience only if it is accompanied with respect, understanding, gratitude, and hope. It is not a surprise to any of us that the United States has become a highly multicultural and ethnically diverse country. As a nation, America has embraced, through the years, peoples of different languages, ethnicities, colors, and…


Sports Psychology, The Hidden Boost to Athletic Performance

By Dr. Rick Fowler | 06/30/2020

When I was growing up, I never heard from any coach statements like: “From a mental perspective, here are some tips that will help your free throw percentage;” or “I know you are in a batting slump, so I’d like to give you some mental tricks that you can implement when you are two batters…


What I Wish I Could Have Told My Freshman Self

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of TMU seniors) | 06/11/2020

As graduates from the class of 2020 begin their next steps, many will look back on their college experience, thinking, “There are so many things I would have done differently.” While challenges and mistakes shape us, we can often learn from others and avoid making the same mistakes. With the help of several TMU graduates,…


George Floyd’s Death: A statement from one retired Law Enforcement Officer

By J. Marie Griffin-Taylor | 06/05/2020

“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” James 4:17 On Monday, May 25, 2020, a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer put his knee on the back of George Floyd’s neck and…

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Why Waking up at 5:00 am is Changing My Life

By Zach Walker | 05/28/2020

Yes, you read that right. And no, I am not a psychopath for waking up at an absurd hour in the morning. To start, before waking up this early, I was already a morning person. Now, I’m not one of those morning risers who jumps out of bed singing “Here Comes the Sun” and opens…


What God is Teaching Me During This Season: Hope, Patience, and Consistency

By Dr. Christopher Sanchez | 05/26/2020

Earlier this year, the arrival of the COVID-19 virus turned the world upside down. This had an impact on me and my family in a number of ways. Like most churches in Georgia, the church I serve had to transition to online worship. Let me tell you, that was quite a learning curve! Truett McConnell…


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By Dr. Natalie Ford, PhD, LPC, CPCS | 04/23/2020

I’ve thought about writing this post for some time, but just could never “find time” to sit down and do it. Perhaps it wasn’t not having time (for we are trying to shelter in), but more of a dread. If I write about it, it seems to feel more real — its not that I’m…

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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…

Milly

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…

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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,…

Tom Hennigan

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