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All Aspects of Contemplation

TCU’s mission statement is: “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” Students have opportunity to accomplish this and grow through academic pursuit and a variety of university initiatives, student organizations, and service efforts, all largely focused outward. The entity of TCU sees itself as a… Read more »

We Continue in Prayer

CBS DFW released this morning, Friday, October 24th, that fellow frog Nina Pham, for whom we’ve been praying as a community, is now free of the Ebola virus. As our thoughts and prayers continue for her complete wellness physically, mentally, and spiritually, we ask for the same for all members of our global community. We… Read more »

Hope and Prayer as a Community

Tonight our community’s thoughts and prayers join together as we gather for a candlelight vigil led by the Sigma Kappa sorority alumni and friends of Horned Frog alumna Nina Pham, who is currently struggling against the Ebola virus in Dallas. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life and the entire TCU community add their heartfelt support,… Read more »

Ending Silence, Speaking Hope

Texas Christian University is a lot of things. This year, we are anything but silent. On Monday, September 29, the campus commons was filled with over 1000 backpacks, snagging attention to the normally pristine lawn. This was an exhibit to “Send Silence Packing”–there was one book bag for each of the 1,100 college students who… Read more »

In the Beginning, God

The following is an excerpt from our Frogs First Worship reflection, written by Rachel Rebagay and Emily Ische. Thank you, ladies, and all our TCU Worship Team for your work and gift of prayer and contemplation to help our campus community begin the new school year!   In the beginning, Mary, the Mother of Jesus,… Read more »

Breathe in the New

  A former history professor at TCU told me that even years after his retirement, seeing campus with its yellow brick buildings, bright tulip beds, and iconic frog statues and fountains during school breaks never felt right. A college campus was supposed to be swarming with students in and out of buildings, heading to class,… Read more »

Taize Retreat Reflection

By Andrew Heller, junior, Community Garden Leader   Last weekend, April 4th and 5th, marked a moment of meditation for members of the TCU Wesley foundation. We sent a group of about ten students, myself included, to White’s Chapel UMC to experience the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic community in… Read more »

Write-In Campaign "This I Believe"

Student Caroline Dillon has created a new blog “Under Lock and Key” to be hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life’s larger blog “This I Believe.” The title “Under Lock and Key” grew out of a troubling sentiment about male versus female sexual behavior Caroline heard circulating campus: A good key can unlock many locks, while a… Read more »