Blog Archive

Mountain Perks: Outdoor Opportunities During a Pandemic

By Dr. Robert Bowen | 08/27/2020

There is no question that the campus is a little different this fall. There is also no question that 2020 should never be repeated…ever. For the current college generation, 2020 will forever be in your memories as 2001 is forever in the minds of the generation I went to college with – both of these…


The Top 10 Things You DO NOT Want to Forget When Packing for College

By Jenny Gregory (with some helpful advice from TMU upperclassmen) | 08/03/2020

Packing for college can be pretty overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. It requires a lot of foresight to get everything you need for a year away from home! Aside from the usual suspects (sheets, shower shoes, fridge, etc.), our college veterans weighed in on items they wish they remembered. Here are the top…


Advice from Parents: Preparing for the College Goodbye

By Jenny Gregory (with the help of some veteran moms and dads) | 08/02/2020

It seems like yesterday your son or daughter was saying their first words and taking those first steps. Fast forward what feels like a few hours, and he is embarking on one of the biggest journeys – college. As a mom, the thought of my kids leaving the nest only calls for one thing –…

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My College Experience: Five things I learned my first year

By Zach Walker | 07/27/2020

I had a great first year at Truett McConnell University, and I also learned a lot. There are several lessons that I would like to share with students entering college this fall. My hope is that you will heed my advice and have an even greater year than I!  Attend student events. I loved going…


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…


Hope

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…

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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…

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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…

Virus Outbreak Hand Sanitizer Shortage

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