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The Next Level to Service
The Next Level to Service

Santa Clara University upholds the Jesuit value of "being a man for others." But Father Boyle, a Jesuit and author of Tattoos on the Heart, challenges whether service is the ultimate goal, or merely the means to an end.

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

How can we be thankful in the world we live in? How can we think about Thanksgiving in its idealistic and realistic context? What does a Christian have to say about this?

The Houses That Eight Bullets Built
The Houses That Eight Bullets Built

When it comes to commemorating the UCA martyrs, their legacy can have global implications. Gus Hardy reflects on how the murder of the Jesuits has affected his study abroad experience in the Philippines.

Lay Your Burden
Lay Your Burden

As we struggle to find peace in the challenges we face in our daily lives at college, let us turn to One who is bigger than our circumstances.

Check your privilege, y'all
Check your privilege, y'all

Marissa recently had an impassioned interaction with friends on Facebook about privilege. Her blog entry here is a response she posted to the thread on hr profile, which was prompted by the following article: http://groupthink.jezebel.com/to-the-princeton-privileged-kid-1570383740/+Jessica

Breaking Routine
Breaking Routine

Aidan's back to consider how to live as a Christian on a daily basis. How do we orient ourselves? How do we find God in all things, even the most mundane tasks? Enjoy reading it and feel free to make comments and ask questions in the provided section.

Lenten Lessons
Lenten Lessons

Kendra Clark challenges popular views of Lent and invites us to consider other ways of acting during the Lenten season. What has your Lenten practice been? What do Kendra's words invite you to consider?

Compassion and Trust: Lessons from His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Compassion and Trust: Lessons from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

After Marissa Minnick's disappointment at not getting a ticket for the Dalai Lama, she was invited to blog for the university and be at the event. Here she talks about the experience and what it meant to her.

God's Grace and the Power of Words
God's Grace and the Power of Words

Campus Ministry blogger, Marissa Minnick, recently wrote about her journey from disappointment to peace at not getting a ticket to the Dalai Lama. Last week she received some news, which she writes about here.

Passive or Passion
Passive or Passion

First year student and Campus Ministry blogger Aidan O'Neill introduces a new verb and wonders what it means to actually live your faith.

Getting What I Need
Getting What I Need

Many students were disappointed when they couldn't get tickets for the Dalai Lama. Here Marissa Minnick grapples with her own response to it and what that means for her.

Bearing Fruit in Winter
Bearing Fruit in Winter

Sophomore Kendra Clark offers a gentle nudge to action in your faith life through the symbols of winter in this first blog entry of 2014.

We Wish You an Ironic Christmas
We Wish You an Ironic Christmas

Aidan's back with a reflection on the irony of Christmas. Perhaps ironically, he wrote it during Advent. We hope you enjoy reading this and will let us know your thoughts on Aidan's and other blog entries contained herein.

The Freshmen Foibles
The Freshmen Foibles

First year blogger Aidan O'Neill explores what it's like to move from one faith community before college to a different one in college.

The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

An SCU alumna and Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Alexandra Angel is passionate about social justice, solidarity, and seeing the world. She loves immersing herself in new cultures and traditions. Here she shares a reflection on finishing her Peace Corps experience in Ukraine. She is currently working in France as a teacher, returning to a place she fell in love with as an undergrad. Read more at her blog "Notes of Wonder" (http://notesofwonder.wordpress.com/)

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