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September 22, 2017

Does Purity Matter Today? Why Teens Still See the Importance of Purity

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12

Faith

August 30, 2017

Grief: Hope Through Faith

At some point in life, we all will experience grief in some form. While we are going through we may feel alone, but we must know even through grief our Heavenly Father is a keeper and comforter.

Faith Higher Education The College

August 27, 2017

On What Should a Christian College Be Grounded?

On the cusp of a new academic year here at Geneva College, I'm reflecting about the question: "On what should a Christian college be grounded?"

Faith

August 4, 2017

Running through Life with Thankfulness

I wanted to begin my run the other day, and I was soon frustrated trying to find a brand new pair of shoes I just bought. I couldn’t find them anywhere. The anger grew until about halfway through my run wearing older, more worn shoes.

Faith

July 10, 2017

Can you be a Christian in College and Not Go to Church

As a student, there are many things that can distract you. You must make a conscience decision about your faith and how it is cultivated as you continue to grow throughout your collegiate career.

Campus Life Faith

June 30, 2017

3 Ways to Grow Your Faith at College

With the busyness of college, it can be difficult to always put God first. However, there are ways in which students who want to grow as a follower of Christ can do so, even at college.

Everyday Living Faith

June 23, 2017

June 23: A Special Day to Let Go and Let God

The storms and trials of life can weigh us down. When we do not have our gazed fixed to the one who can sustain us, it often seems unbearable. But today we can take a stand Let It Go and allow God to take control.

Faith

June 7, 2017

Something to Look Up to, Look Forward to, and Chase

If someone really is your hero, really is the person you chase after and really is the person you try to emulate, then what happens if this person makes an awful mistake?

Faith

April 28, 2017

10 Amazing Quotes for Inspiration

In this life, we all need encouragement. When the trials of life come there is nothing better than the gentle reminder that what God brings us to, he will also bring us through.

Faith

April 11, 2017

Embrace New Life at Easter with a New Mindset

Often times we focus on how we cannot fix things in our lives. We can be weighed down by negative thoughts and actions. With Easter approaching we should focus on how we, with the help of the Holy Spirit, can be renewed and freed from the bondage of negativity.

Faith

March 20, 2017

The Meaning of Calling

You likely have heard the word “calling.” There are even whole classes devoted to the idea of calling and vocation here at Geneva College. While this is a commonly used word, there is often confusion about what it means. Let's clear that up.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

March 9, 2017

6 Books To Add To Your List For Reading Awareness Month

During Reading Awareness Month, we challenge you to embark on a book-based adventure. Not sure what to read? Give one or more of these books of faith a try.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

March 1, 2017

Proverbs 19:1 – Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity...

People err when they think wealth is the measure of a man. The question, “How much is he worth (meaning money)?” is way off the mark. A far better measure of a man is integrity: “better is the poor man who walks in his integrity.”

Campus Life Faith Higher Education

February 20, 2017

5 Christian Education Myths That Need To Go

Christian universities offer an exceptional avenue to personal enlightenment and professional success. Here are a few of the most bothersome and undeserved myths about religious education.

Campus Life Faith

February 17, 2017

5 Wonderful Ways to Serve the Community during Spring Break

Spring break is an opportunity to connect with your community and make a difference. We've compiled a list of local volunteer opportunities to serve God and your neighbor.

Faith

February 14, 2017

Red Roses, Rocky Road, and Relationships

Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it—the color scheme, the heart-shaped decorations, bouquets of flowers, hand-written mail, and the clichéd feel of love in the air. But before you discard that statement as a lovey-dovey, flimsy exclamation from a 19-year-old girl, allow me to explain.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

January 19, 2017

Why Reflection is the Cornerstone of Spiritual Growth

Reflection is more than just skimming a morning devotional while you grab breakfast or scanning your Bible before bed. It requires deliberate and thoughtful pondering of the materials that quicken and inspire you, using a method and frequency that motivates you to be your best self.

Faith Higher Education

January 6, 2017

The Value of a Counter-Cultural Education

We find our ultimate meaning and reality in God and His magnificent creation. We are created to be near God. To use the language of Genesis, we are made in God′s Image, in His likeness. It is on this truth that we stake our counter-cultural claim that the best education is education that acknowledges this reality.

Faith

December 9, 2016

Contentment in the Waiting

Sometimes, waiting can be difficult. We think, “When I graduate/When I get married/When I get my own house everything will be better. Everything will be as it should.” After daydreaming about the future, we come back to reality – the 1,000-word essay due in 2 hours – and we become dissatisfied with our lives. We become impatient to the work God has given us today and the path he has placed before us.

Faith

November 21, 2016

Forgiveness and Faith: How Forgiving Others and Yourself Can Improve Your Life

As a Christian, you know that salvation depends on God forgiving your sins through Jesus' death and resurrection and you likely understand at some level the importance of forgiveness in your everyday life, but you may not be aware of the extent to which it plays into your health, happiness, and relationships with others

Faith

November 10, 2016

Reconciliation

In this post-election period, it is not difficult for feelings to be hurt because of emotional pain over a disappointing outcome or gloating over a political victory. It is so easy to break our relationships with family, friends and acquaintances and often so difficult to repair the damage.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 30, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 4): The Second Adam

Who is Jesus? How does He fulfill the Old Testament? He is the Messiah, the Son of David. He is the Lamb of God, who fulfills Israel’s worship by sacrifice. He is the Seed of Abraham in whom all nations of the earth are blessed. He is the Second Adam from whom the human race takes a new beginning.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 17, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 2): More than Just Another David

By being the Son of David and God’s chosen Messiah to suffer for His people, rise to life, and ascend to heaven to rule, Jesus fulfills God’s Covenant with David beyond Israel’s wildest dreams. Let’s look more closely now at how Jesus fulfills God’s Covenant made through Moses.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 10, 2016

The Need for Jesus (Part 1)

Wouldn’t you love to hear a tape of Jesus’ talk showing how He fulfilled the Old Testament? I would. But we don’t need such a tape. We have the New Testament! The New Testament is Jesus’ interpretation of the Old Testament. In sum, His interpretation is this: “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me.” (John 5:39)

Faith

October 7, 2016

Find Your Ideal Ministry Program on Major Exploration Day

Whether your Christ-inspired vision for the future includes a leadership position in a church, working as a missionary or ministering to students, you can gain the required knowledge, experience and spiritual guidance through your studies at Geneva.

Biblical Wisdom Faith

October 1, 2016

Today Is A Gift

Today is a gift from God. Every moment should be lived with a focus of glorifying God immediately…in the present. We need to take a step back and refocus our eyes on today. We need to appreciate the day for its individual beauty and gifts.

Faith

September 30, 2016

How to Strengthen Your Relationship With God By Choosing the Right Church

Whether you've attended the same church your entire life, bounced from church to church with your parents, or never attended church at all, you're in for a big change when you start college. You've chosen a Christ-centered college, but now, it's time to choose a congregation capable of providing a spiritual home while you're away at college. This decision could very well shape your next four years -- and your long-term relationship with God -- so take your time and don't jump hastily into a new congregation. Keep the following factors in mind as you make this important decision.

Faith

August 10, 2016

Christian Olympians - The Faith They Needed to Persevere

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio upon us, many are taking the time to get to know the stories of the athletes we will be cheering on. For many 2016 Olympians, faith is a central part of their life, giving them the drive to compete and excel in their sport for their Savior. These Olympians can provide each of us with the inspiration to remain dedicated and focused and to speak out about our faith in Jesus Christ. Here are some Christian Olympians currently representing the United States in Rio, and a little more about their testimonies to provide inspiration for you and your life.

Faith

July 8, 2016

Can you be rich and be a Christian?

Everyone, it seems, wants to be rich. Can a Christian be rich and still be a real Christian? After all, Jesus was poor. The Apostles were poor. Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell all that he had and give to the poor. Not unreasonably, many people in Cyprus believe that a person cannot be both Christian and rich. So, while nearly all Greeks think of themselves as Christian, they are also afraid of being real Christians, because no one wants to be poor.

Faith

July 1, 2016

Today—a near miracle

A long, long sighting of a pair of pileated woodpeckers picking away at a telephone pole at Sahli Nature Park here in Beaver County, PA, where I'm ensconced for the morning for some quiet study. Pileated woodpeckers?—They're named for their brilliant crimson crests: North America's largest surviving native species.

College Preparation Continuing Education Faith

June 8, 2016

Will This Anxiety Ever Leave?

The voice of anxiety is ever present perhaps leaving you with a sick feeling in your stomach any time you are asked about your future plans. What should you do?

Faith President's Desk The College

May 20, 2016

Geneva Values

Geneva does not do “values,” those expressions of positive-sounding qualities, like “strong work ethic” or “tolerance.” “Values” float untethered, without foundation, certainty, or permanence. Whether held by individuals or groups, “values” reflect mere human preference and assertion, changeable according to current fashion. Instead of “values,” Geneva has God’s eternal Word, which teaches what Christians have long called virtues, qualities of mind and habit that imitate Christ, such as love, joy, peace, and patience.

Campus Life Faith

April 29, 2016

Finding a Local Church

The student body at Geneva represents over 60 denominations, which adds to the spiritual richness and diversity of the campus community. Geneva encourages students to connect with one of the many churches in the area while they are living on campus or nearby.

Faith President's Desk The College

April 27, 2016

Sexual Identity

In our day, people loudly assert novel ideas about sexual identity and gender, often with a show of scholarly wisdom centered in universities, with considerable help from popular entertainment and news media, and more recently from major corporations. United States law made at all levels, both by legislative bodies and courts, and enforced with regulations promulgated by administrative agencies, often supports these novel ideas, while people who continue to assert older ideas about sexual identity are shamed as ignorant and persecuting bigots.

Campus Life Faith

April 19, 2016

Community Cultivated in Chapel

One of the things that makes Geneva such a unique place is the emphasis of community. By being on a small, Christ-centered campus, we have the ability to grow together spiritually, as well as physically, emotionally and socially. This allows us to dive deeper into the hopes, fears and struggles of our friends and peers than would be possible at a larger school. And chapel is integral to our sense of community.

Faith President's Desk

April 15, 2016

Geneva College and the Supreme Court

American law has the traditions and resources to recognize Geneva College’s freedom, just as Roman law had the resources to find Jesus and Paul innocent. Will the Supreme Court of the United States respect “the free exercise of religion,” which includes the right not to be forced to do wrong? Will it apply the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act and uphold American freedom?

Faith

April 14, 2016

Why Attend a Christian College?

When you are considering your options for college, one of your primary considerations is likely going to be the cost. When you look at the cost of going to a state school compared to a Christian college, you may wonder if it's really worthwhile to invest in a Christian education. Before you make your decision, consider these benefits of attending a Top 10 Best Value School such as Geneva College.

Faith Higher Education President's Desk

March 21, 2016

The Core!

What should students learn? At one extreme the question provokes heated controversy (Google “Common Core,” “Dead White Men”) and at the other extreme throw-up-the-hands, let-the-students-decide adult abdication. The answer reveals what a college believes most valuable.

Faith

March 9, 2016

Using Christian values to deal with challenging people

Does it sometimes feel like all of the challenging people in the world are getting more and more, well – unpleasant? Perhaps some days feel like one never-ending prayer for patience, tolerance and forgiveness.

Faith

February 15, 2016

The Meaning of “Reformed”

Many Geneva College professors, some of its students, and its sponsoring denomination call their theology “Reformed,” a cognate of the word “Reformation.” Some students and professors come to Geneva College quite clear that their theology is “Reformed.” Others have never heard the term before, hear it often, and perhaps wonder what it means. The purpose of today’s column is to explain the word “Reformed” to both groups.

Faith

January 26, 2016

The Church That Sponsors Geneva

Geneva College is governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA). The national Synod of the RPCNA elects the Corporation of 12 members that controls the Charter that is the college’s legal basis for existence, writes the College Bylaws, and elects the Trustees. The Trustees elect the President, who with the Trustees operates Geneva College.

Faith

January 19, 2016

From a Number to a Name

I want to tell you about my journey from being 0127 to Celia Harris, who majors in Communication and takes her coffee with cream and sugar. Being a number on a screen was my identity, but now I am reminded that my identity is in Christ as I continue to pursue an academic career with a community of believers.

Faith

December 16, 2015

Geneva Invites Non-Christians to Attend

For decades after the American Civil War, many colleges did not admit freed slaves or their children. Geneva did. Lots of colleges were for only one sex. Geneva admitted both. Some Christian colleges required new students to profess Christian faith, but according to our Charter, Geneva is “open to men and women of any race and faith.”

Faith

December 10, 2015

Geneva’s Crucial Department – Bible

The official name of the Bible Department is “Biblical Studies, Ministry and Philosophy Department,” affectionately shortened to BMaP, an acronym which works because the Bible is a light to our feet and a MaP to our path (Psalm 119:105 more or less). All students at Geneva, no matter what faith they hold, have to take courses in Bible from professors who themselves know that it is the inspired Word of God.

Faith

October 8, 2015

Two Questions

There is nothing more important in your life than how you respond to the first two questions ever asked. Engage these questions in this article, taken from a recent chapel message by interim president Dr. Bill Edgar.

Faith

October 7, 2015

Pastor Appreciation Month

If the word of God is foundational to your life, then chances are really good that a wonderful pastor nurtures that thirst for scripture and points you to Biblical truths. There's absolutely no greater gift than being taught God's amazing lessons, and there's no better time to thank your pastor than this October, which has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month.

Faith

September 30, 2015

The Open Bible

At the center of Geneva’s official seal is an open Bible, open so that anyone can read it. To insure that its students read the Bible, Geneva requires its students to take Bible courses. Since Geneva has an open enrollment policy, some students read the Bible for the first time at Geneva. Others learn to read their Bibles better.

Faith

September 18, 2015

College Motto

Geneva’s motto includes both Christ and country, Pro Christo et Patria – “For Christ and Country.”




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