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Family Dinner

By David Taylor, Dean of Spiritual Formation Studies show that around the fourth week of college, many students deal with homesickness as they realize they won’t be home for annual family milestones like birthdays or other events. The initial excitement of the college...

Change Built around the Foundation

By Tyler Lee Growth is, above all else, a process. As people of Christ, we are not shaped all at once, instead formation is a gradual molding into what will one day be the most beautiful and magnificent pottery. Montreat, too, has been shaped gradually over the course...

Reading and Writing as Creative Companions

Written by Emily Shirley During my elementary school years, I experienced a great distaste for writing. Gradually, this distaste faded away, and was soon replaced with a love for the subject. Initially, I could not fathom how this transition occurred. In all honesty,...

The Current of God’s Will

Written by David Teo The voice of my childhood spoke in chapel a couple weeks ago; but Phil Vischer—the founder of Big Idea Productions, creator of VeggieTales, and voice of Bob the Tomato—spoke less of how he provided Christian entertainment to children, and more of...

A New Setting: Advice from a First-Generation College Student

Written by Tyler Lee Recently, I sat down with Cody Penland, a history major at Montreat College, to talk about what it means to be a first-generation college student. A 2001 NCES study shows that while only 54% of students whose parents have only completed high...