Beauty from ashes, mourning turned to joy, the burden of heaviness transformed into a garment of praise. These are the promises God makes to His people in Isaiah 61, and they are woven throughout Scripture. While Isaiah speaks these words prophetically in the Old Testament, Jesus fulfills them many centuries later when he quotes the prophet in a Jewish synagogue, saying … [Read more...] about Letter from the Editor | Currents Spring 2021
Visualizer: Where do you Draw Your Strength From?
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More Than a Wish Your Heart Makes: Dreams & Their Significance
Modeled by Cameron Davis. Photo by Lindsey Sullivan | Photo illustration by Isabella Teague Soaring through the air, having teeth randomly fall out, and showing up for a huge speech without pants. These are some of the most commonly occurring dreams among Americans, according to an Amerisleep survey of over 2,000 American adults. Confusing and sometimes troubling … [Read more...] about More Than a Wish Your Heart Makes: Dreams & Their Significance
Callie Mechelke Uses Music to Convey Emotion and Connect With Others
Photo courtesy of Callie Mechelke Junior Callie Mechelke began singing as soon as she began talking. Mechelke, an Intercultural Communication major, said she has always enjoyed writing and reading poetry. Mechelke’s first grade teacher once told her mother that Mechelke was reading Edgar Allan Poe. When she was 8, she added melody to her poetry and wrote her first song. … [Read more...] about Callie Mechelke Uses Music to Convey Emotion and Connect With Others
“God is a Healer”: Kim Yeung Finds Deeper Identity in Christ after Tennis Injury
Photo courtesy of Kim Yeung From serving on the tennis court to serving young adults in the church, a single injury changed the entire trajectory of Pepperdine alumna Kim Yeung’s life. Yeung grew up as a competitive tennis player, working toward her life-long goal of playing at the collegiate level. After sustaining a knee injury that left her unable to walk, run or play … [Read more...] about “God is a Healer”: Kim Yeung Finds Deeper Identity in Christ after Tennis Injury