Lover: The Gospel According to Taylor Swift

Taking a look back at and listen to her discography — full disclosure, many T Swift songs were listened to during the writing of this blog — it is obvious that Taylor Swift simply loves love.

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What Teen Vogue Doesn’t Tell You

I’m not here to dispute these lies by listing all the reasons why this perspective is false and destructive (you can find information on the harmful effects of porn right here), but I would eagerly like to offer you another perspective.

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Privilege in the Body of Christ

It can be uncomfortable to talk about the inequality of privilege, but discomfort is not always bad, in fact, it can be the catalyst to change.

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The 10 Books You Should Read Before Heading Back to School

10 books, what they’re about, and why you should read them.

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Embracing the Many Stories of “American”

I think a big part of the struggle to celebrate the concept of “American” and apply it to myself was because everything I knew about that identity — whether from history, the media, or lived experience — was centered around people who looked and lived nothing like me or my friends.

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#MissionLife: How to Share Your Mission Trip Without Being the Worst

But in our social-media-consumed world, sometimes the first inclination when we go on mission is to come back and to post a glamour shot surrounded by minorities from an impoverished community to Instagram with a trite caption featuring a bible verse and cute little saying about how much more was received than what was given.

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“Endgame” and Heroic Virtue: Whatever it Takes

For each Catholic, the goal of earthly life is heroic, saintly virtue. And true, our heroism doesn’t involve flying and fighting aliens, but it is still not a far cry from the life of a superhero.

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Billie Eilish, Death, Darkness, and the Beauty in it All

Art that focuses on darkness and even death can express evil, which takes different shapes to infiltrate it’s way into our lives — even in the name of art. Yet God has created us to encounter what is good, true, and beautiful.

But shocker… death has a beauty of its own.

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Hype Up Your Stations of the Cross this Lent

It may not seem like that big of a deal but, if you’re Hispanic like me, you know that we go hard on this solemn day. It’s more than just your VBS kind of play. Many of our parents and grandparents grew up experiencing huge reenactments of the Biblical narratives about Christ’s final hours of life.

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Virality and Virtue: the Rise of “Internet Fame”

If you’re chasing your dream by creating content that people tend to enjoy and it just so happens that you become famous, then fantastic! Seeking fame as a first priority when it comes to your dream, however, is to misuse the gifts that God has given you.

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