Archive for April, 2013

30 Apr 2013 RyanArmes

A Table in the Presence

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You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. – Psalm 23:5

Regent University - cross

When I was going through a very difficult time in my life, my mom mailed me the book, A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U.S. Marine Battalion Experienced God’s Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq, by Navy Lieutenant Carey H. Cash. The book shares details of God’s intervention into the mission of the First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment during its 2003 advance into Iraq from Kuwait by the battalion’s chaplain, . It’s simply an amazing testimony of God’s love, power, and sovereignty. Read more

26 Apr 2013 RudolfKabutz

The Broken Bicycle Spoke

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Regent University - Broken bicycle spokeWhat’s that noise? I was gently cycling on a smooth road. Suddenly, I heard a disturbing noise coming from the rear wheel of my mountain bike. This sound was unfamiliar, different from when a blade of grass or twig was tangled in the mechanism. I stopped quickly and had a look. It was pretty obvious – one of my spokes had broken! I bike very frequently, I’ve been on many adventurous trails, zipped over many rocks, and navigated through countless challenging valleys. The spokes were always fine. But now, suddenly, my bike’s wheel was experiencing what engineer’s call “metal fatigue.”

What do you do with a broken spoke? It would be easy to just bend the spoke out of the way so it wouldn’t make noise every time the wheel turned. I could continue riding, and wouldn’t even notice that the wheel had one-less spoke. But I knew I wouldn’t be able to jump over obstacles or ride over large rocks, because then even more spokes would break. If I carried on riding, one spoke after another would fail and eventually the whole wheel would come off. Read more

24 Apr 2013 HopeAmmen

The Life Group Life

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Regent has over 15 Life Groups on campus! Life Groups are small groups that build community among students and create an environment of love and accountability. Hope gives us a glimpse of what it is like to be a Life Group Leader while attending “Leadership Lab,” a monthly training session for leaders in Campus Ministries.

22 Apr 2013 JoshuaWilliams

Regent Dance Team

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Regent has many clubs, groups and student organizations on campus. This video features Regent’s very own Dance Team! The Dance Team has performed at a few of Regent’s staple events, including the Christmas Ball and Chili Bowl.

17 Apr 2013 FrederickJones II

Seize the Moment to Celebrate

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Seize the moment out of your graduation  day to celebrate the accomplishment of your dream. Proactively engage in a purposeful conversation with your dream and let your imagination expand into a realm of quantum faith. This is a representation of complete confidence in the gifts, talents, and skills that the Creator has blessed you with through Christ Jesus (Eph. 1:3). Celebrate the victory of your academic excellence, because you are a son, or daughter of the King who leads you triumphantly.

Imagine celebrating with your family and friends, and loved ones at Regent University’s commencement where there will be a victory song that plays in heavenly places on your behalf. You can rejoice, because you’ve established a foundation of education, an honor for even your children’s children to inherit. Read more

15 Apr 2013 JoshuaMitchell

My Online “Campus”

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Just because I am an online student doesn’t mean I don’t have my own campus! This video takes you on a tour of the apartment complex my wife and I live in. There’s a neat golf course, outdoor pool and hot tub, business center and more. Let me show you around!

08 Apr 2013 NicoletteAnderson

Gospel Fest 2013

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Regent University Chapel is a time when the entire Regent community comes together for an hour of worship. A special Gospel Fest concluded  the February Chapel series on Black History Month. Here’s a quick video of the dancing, singing and fellowship from that special Chapel. It’s exciting to think that next year’s Gospel Fest will be in our brand new Chapel building!

05 Apr 2013 LindaOwen

Little Moments of Grace

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Regent University - photo by John Owen“…it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a saint, to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus.” 

Oswald Chambers, Utmost for His Highest, Oct 21st reading

Twelve weeks into 2013.

How are those resolutions going?  Perhaps at the cusp of the New Year, some of us were reviewing the year, regretting mistakes, re-thinking goals,and resolving to change. But why do we keep repeating the pattern every year?

We long to make some dramatic difference in our lives, checkbooks, children, spouses, bodies, homes, or whatever. Or at least, I do. I want that big “reveal” at the end of the year–or my lifetime–to show visible improvement, growth, and purpose. It’s taken me a long time to learn that life is not about the drama or applause.

Life is played out in the everyday moments, minutes, reactions, choices, and responses. Read more

04 Apr 2013 ChenzyGraziano

Regent “Braddahs” Got Talent!

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My “braddah,” Jordan and I practiced and performed an original skit for the annual Regent’s Got Talent Show. In this video, I meet some of the other competitors and perform the skit live for the Regent community!

03 Apr 2013 FrederickJones II

Don’t Stress; Seek Peace!

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There were times along the education journey that the joy of graduation faded away;
The completion of projects, quizzes, discussion posts, and deadlines seemed overwhelming;
Filing for FAFSA returns was stressful because the returns were depressing;
If tuition increased higher, anxiety and fear slowed down the motivation.
One tries to seek council for external comfort for an internal meltdown.
This pressure shakes one’s identity, casting down their crown of righteous glory,
The feeling of voidance,
Obliteration of an untold story.

 – Frederick Jones

Regent University - student in classCollege students experience the rigor of academic work often amid a series of unexpected life events. Those events are overwhelming, and cause you to become angry, upset, and frustrated about the whole situation. You are dedicating your energy, time away from your family, friends, and loved ones to set aside between 14 and 18 hours a week to complete assignments in school, while a voice speaks in the back of your mind saying, “Is it worth it? Does the professor even care that I have a life outside of school?”

At Regent University, some students feel the same way. Read more