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October 09, 2020

Talking Politics with Family and Friends


This episode is Talking Politics with Family and Friends. Most of us aren’t strangers to the discomfort of a social gathering when politics is brought up. Opposing perspectives can often lead to division between even the best of friends. Today we will address creating space for political disagreements, valuing relationships over being right, and give […]

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October 09, 2020

Welcome to the TeenPact Podcast


Welcome to the TeenPact Podcast, a podcast designed to help you think critically and biblically about current issues facing our challenge. In this special edition, four-part series on the 2020 Election, our hosts Jessica McInytre and Quinton Cools will interview individuals from different backgrounds and positions to get their perspectives on how we should approach […]

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October 07, 2020

Lessons Learned in Quarantine


“‘And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:16-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬   There are […]

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September 30, 2020

Where We Are


One of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture, John 19:30, states, “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”   With a verse so profound and impactful as this, it makes me wonder and ask the question, “If we […]

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September 23, 2020

Solitude, Loneliness, and Fulfillment


When social distancing, masking, and travel bans were still foreign concepts, I lived a busy lifestyle. I was thrilled with how I saw God working in my life, both around me and inside my own heart. My life was motivated by a sincere hope. However, I would be lying if I said that fervor has […]

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September 16, 2020

The Beauty of Surrender


We as humans are naturally inclined not to surrender, avoiding it because we view surrender as cowardice. Our culture exalts the person who fights for their way and praises the person who follows their heart. But the Christian faith is counter-cultural and intertwined with surrender. Christ calls us to surrender everything that we are to […]

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September 09, 2020

Moving Past “What Should Have Happened”


The second of the Elected Officials series, this post was written by student body Representative Evie Erickson from Mississippi.   I don’t know about you, but I often find myself living in a fantasy world. Like Dorothy’s Land of Oz, I so easily find myself trapped in a world of my own making. It is […]

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September 02, 2020

Are We Marked by Christ?


The first of the Elected Officials series, this post was written by student body President Jakob Myers from Nebraska. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. […]

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August 26, 2020

Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part Three


For more on this topic, please read Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part One and Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part Two. In approaching the election, I am a firm believer in prayer being the primary form of Christian activism. As I shared in an earlier part of this series, we are instructed to […]

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August 19, 2020

Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part Two


For more on this topic, please read Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part One, as Amber answers the question, “What does the Bible say about the role of government and Christian interaction?” In this post, Amber answers, “How do we approach our unique situation as citizens of a Constitutional Republic” and “How can we […]

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August 14, 2020

Representing Christ in an Election Year: Part One


In America, the current political debate is fraught with intense emotions: anger, frustration, resentment, self-righteousness, and pride. Navigating conversations with friends and family has become increasingly difficult, and even the slightest disagreement can cause division and contention.    I’m sure it’s no surprise to you we’re in an election year.   But this year feels […]

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August 07, 2020

The Only Way Is Through


The athletic wear company Under Armour started a major ad campaign this year with the message The Only Way Is Through. I love it.   So many people give up because the going gets hard. Athletes like Stephen Curry, Michael Phelps, and Tom Brady are here to tell you to keep pressing on because The […]

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July 29, 2020

True Comfort


I love things that are comfortable. I’m talking sweatpants, those huge two-person fleece blankets, and definitely not high heels. (TeenPact really helped solidify my opinion on this last one!) I also love the comfort of routine, the familiar sound of my favorite songs playing, and calling my mom when I’m out of town. Comfort is […]

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July 22, 2020

Static


If you’re like me, you tend to pick up your smartphone without thinking about it. Whether you’re checking texts, social media notifications, or searching the web, your phone is always on you or close at hand.    Have you ever misplaced it or left it behind? It can be strangely disorienting to not have your […]

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July 08, 2020

The Art of Biblical Hospitality


Hospitality. I’ve heard this word my whole life. It’s usually associated with Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, crockpots, vacuum cleaners, and, of course, good food. I can still remember the insane rush of activity that always followed when my mom announced that company was coming over. Bathrooms were cleaned, dirty dishes put away, and […]

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July 01, 2020

Holding Fast to the Word of God: Part Three


Our virtual 2020 National Convention centered on the importance of Holding Fast to the Word of God. This blog series addresses the topic of how we as believers should seek to incorporate the Word of God into our everyday lives, and our authors share how they have practically done so in their personal lives. This […]

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