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13 Nov 2013 NathanStump

A Worthwhile Transition

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Regent University - Nathan StumpIt was the fall semester of 2011. I stepped out of my van after a long, thirteen-hour drive and walked onto Regent University’s campus for the first time in my life. Being from Michigan, I never had the opportunity to travel such a long distance and experience Regent before classes started. I  just had to hit the road running. I really had no idea what awaited me. I tried my best to research the culture, beliefs, and atmosphere, but in the end, I would have to experience all of it firsthand. While Regent University was extremely different than  everything I’d known, I found that this exciting change would exceed my expectations!
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20 Oct 2013 JoshuaWilliams

Josh 101

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Check out my video blog to find out all about me, my family, my hobbies, and how I came to Regent University.

31 Aug 2013 KevinMills

Promised Land

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Regent University - Campus“The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. Numbers 13:32

 Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin of Efrat in the West Bank gives a brilliant teaching on this portion of scripture. For those not familiar, we are coming upon the story of Moses commanding a group of 12 to scout out the Promised Land. Upon returning from the 40-day journey, the scouts come back with an awesome report of the land’s produce, but 10 of the 12 give a very pessimistic and fearful report of the inhabitants. Read more

19 Aug 2013 JennaEdwards

God Always has a Better Plan

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Regent Univeristy - Campus“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

Coming home from Regent this summer was a challenge. I had to get acclimated to so much change that it soon became overwhelming and extremely stressful. I had so many things to do and I wasn’t sure if I was going to survive it all. Due dates came and went before I realized it. My schoolwork was really struggling and spending time with family and working too became a hassle. Read more

12 Aug 2013 KevinMills

The Butterfly Effect?

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Regent Univeristy - Grounds“And your children… shall suffer for your faithlessness” Numbers 14:33

Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist coined the term “Butterfly effect.” In essence, it theorizes that small actions today can multiply into very large effects up the road. He theorized that today’s hurricane might have likely been the consequence of a butterfly or seagull flapping its wings weeks earlier.

Battening down the hatches upon seeing butterflies in our front yard or seagulls in the parking lot remains inconclusive but one thing’s for sure: our actions today do have consequences tomorrow. Read more

25 Jul 2013 NathanStump

A Regent Roadtrip

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It’s summer time. You know what that means – road trip! John and I took a Regent Local road trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The Outer Banks is only a little over an hour away from Regent University. We grabbed some snacks and hit the road for a day of soaking in the sun at the beach, learning about flight history at the Wright Brothers Memorial and flying kites in the sandy landscape of Jockey’s Ridge. There’s so much more to do in the Outer Banks, you’ll just have to visit for yourself!

Watch our road trip unfold in the 5th episode of Regent Local

20 Jul 2013 NathanStump

A Seaworthy Sight: Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin

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I needed some serious lessons in boat building; allow me to offer a short back story. Each year, the Regent Commons hosts the Regent Regatta, an annual makeshift boat race across the Commons’ pond. I competed in the Regatta during my freshman year and to say the least, my team really needed an S.O.S. Our boat, tragically named the Titanic,  lead us to failure, and in turn, sunk my dreams of winning another boat racing event.

When I learned that the Battleship Wisconsin was in Downtown Norfolk, I decided to pay Nauticus Museum a visit to find tips and tricks for building a better boat. As it turns out, Nauticus was full of history and interactive exhibits. We highly recommend you check this place out!

Check out our 4th episode of Regent Local, featuring Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin.

18 Jul 2013 WendyHarris

Prayer – Monologue or Dialogue?

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Regent University - theatreMy daughter has begun memorizing a monologue for her theatre class. As she started this effort, we had a brief discussion about the difference between a monologue and a dialogue. It made me think back to my prayer times and wonder if this was more monologue than dialogue. Having a dialogue with God can be a difficult thing.

It is my belief that humans are culturally programmed to fill the void. I see this in my occupation when conducting corporate training sessions. As trainers, we refer to the ‘7 second pause’. If I ask a question, it is intended to create discussion and interaction, but occasionally, audiences can be more difficult and resist the interaction. However, I have found that almost without exception, if I can hold myself back for 7 seconds, someone will eventually respond. After doing this a few times, I find the audience warms up to the idea of the interaction and there are fewer hesitations. Read more

16 Jul 2013 NathanStump

Ahoy to Downtown Norfolk

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One thing to mark off my bucket list  - talk with a pirate! In our latest episode of Regent Local, John and I scoped out Downtown Norfolk during the annual Harborfest. Not only did we discover some of the best local food and coffee joints, we also got a taste of the high seas! Harborfest featured pirate lessons, old sailing ships and tons of unique food vendors. We even learned about the origin of the word “Argh” from a pirate!

Downtown Norfolk is about 15 minutes away from Regent’s campus; it’s a hub of culture, food and entertainment. With a shopping mall, international restaurants, concert venues and museums, visitors can spend days experiencing all that Downtown Norfolk has to offer.

Watch our third episode of Regent Local featuring Downtown Norfolk and the Harborfest.

10 Jul 2013 NathanStump

Komodo Dragon Sighting!

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In our search for all things fun in the Virginia Beach area, John and I found a real live Komodo Dragon, along with tons of other exotic animals. We stopped by the Virginia Aquarium to learn about fish, turtles, sharks, stingrays and more. The Aquarium is located only minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and is perfect for a rainy day or a an afternoon visit after you hit the beach!

Watch our second episode of Regent Local.