Juliana’s story illustrates how ready many college students are to closely examine both their faith and their educational experiences with other cultures and traditions.
Before the local Greek Festival in summer 2011, my only exposure to the Orthodox Church was from watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My mom had become Protestant in her teens, and my dad was raised Roman Catholic but converted to Protestantism in college. They had raised my three sisters… Read more »
A few years ago, a good friend invited me to a girls’ weekend in Portland, Oregon. Since I live in a rural area, it was a much-anticipated opportunity to visit a few shops and restaurants and catch up with my friend over lots of steaming coffee. I was looking forward… Read more »
Eight years ago, I was done with church. My “seeker-friendly” evangelical congregation had devolved into a hip, vaguely spiritual coffeeshop; the cross that hung in the sanctuary had been taken down for being “too religious.” The Presbyterian church down the street, with its accompanying symphony, felt majestic but cold. The… Read more »