Category: Spiritual Life

Athletics, Spiritual Life, Student Life

The Forester Cause

HU’s sports teams, coaches, and student-athletes all commit to The Forester Cause, a mission statement based on Ephesians 4:12-13, “to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”
Spiritual Life

Learning to (Imperfectly) Wait

I've never been a patient person. I like to be first in line, leading the way, no matter what. Waiting for change to come or an outcome to be settled drives me crazy, so I tend to rush ahead and try to solve the issue by myself, often unsuccessfully. So, if I'm writing a blog post about this, it must mean that all those patience issues are cured, right? Big hint, they aren’t.
Alumni, Ministry & Missions, Spiritual Life

Karyn Kamphausen: A Fellow Forester

Warm and bubbling with passion, Kamphausen enthusiastically told me about the joy she has in her new position: “This is a job I’ve always wanted to do since I graduated from Huntington,” she said with a smile. Kamphausen’s official role in the Center for Spiritual Formation is to foster the spiritual formation of students through day-to-day ministry programs.
Spiritual Life, Student Success, Student Life

An Excuse for Today

Look for anything, even the tiniest excuse, to thank God for today. Even though I despise winter, I must acknowledge the snow looks beautiful, plus once I am used to the cold, spring will feel warmer. I may be tired and unenthusiastic to attend a morning class, but there is something serene about campus at dawn which I would have missed if I slept in.
Spiritual Life

Walking Prayer

Often, I find myself praying in my head or under my breath, usually when a thought spontaneously arises or I just need to get the words out then and there. I do think it is important to find time when you can be still and pray without feeling rushed, but it feels nice to spontaneously pray throughout the day.
Athletics, Campus Visit, Spiritual Life

The Importance of Prayer

Prayer focuses the heart and mind, and at Huntington University, our mission is to point to Jesus through our academic performance and service. Therefore, it would make sense that prayer is at the core of life at HU! While prayer occurs all over campus, here are three of the most impactful places where prayer happens.
Spiritual Life

Sharks Aren’t in Indiana….Right?

I have an irrational fear of sharks. Trust me, I know the facts, but I still can’t shake my fear because there is a big difference between knowing and believing. Sadly, head knowledge versus heart belief isn’t just directed at irrational fears.
Legacy, Spiritual Life

Movements of Uncertain Hands

Walking along my tapestry of decisions, I wonder what my final image will be once I run out of string. Unless my hands are snatched prematurely, I commit to an uncertain design.
Spiritual Life, Student Success

This Time. Right Here, Right Now.

I often assume Esther was completely willing to go before King Xerxes and had no fears at all. However, given the historical context, Esther would have been risking her life and stability to request to speak directly to the king, even though she was the queen. When she voiced her concerns to Mordecai, he reminded her of a fact that is still true today.
Athletics, Spiritual Life, Student Life

New Visions for HU’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes

With full schedules and busy seasons, student-athletes can find it difficult to gather all sports teams together. However, once a month, Huntington University sets aside one hour for its 340 student-athletes to meet, fellowship, and learn more about integrating their faith into their various sporting activities through Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).