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Second Thoughts: Redefining Masculinity

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 55 seconds. Several weeks ago, Mr. Jonathan McNair introduced the Christian Living unit on masculinity and femininity. He began his lecture on masculinity by presenting some of the different views of society—rather, he let us present these views to each other. Mr. McNair split us into groups for a little […]


Second Thoughts: A Walking Sermon

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2021 Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.  Mr. Alex Celan, a ministerial trainee at Charlotte, teaches Characters in the Bible at Living Education—a semester-long course focusing on select individuals from the Bible. This week, Mr. Celan asked us, “Have you ever heard of the saying, I’d rather see […]


Second Thoughts: Longer Than You Thought

“Don’t make rash life decisions” was one of Mr. Rand Millich’s points in his forum on December 15. He said, “In ‘63, the prevailing thought in the Church was that Jesus Christ was going to return in 1975. I would have been 29 years old.” Because of that thinking, some people made hasty decisions. funds, or chose not to further their education. There were even those who married hastily, afraid they would run out of time and never have the chance. “So,” he said, “when 1975 came and went, there were actually some relationships that ended in divorce.” And some became bitter. Decisions reach far into our futures—whether they’re rash or wise. “That decision might be with you longer than you thought.”


Second Thoughts: That’s Just My Personality

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education Charlotte 2020 Estimated Reading Time: 3 min. 31 sec. Have you ever taken one of those personality tests floating around online? You can find out “Which Disney Princess Are You?” Or, in case you’re curious, you can also take the quiz “Which Vegetable Are You?” How about the […]


Second Thoughts: On Interpretation

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Ed Charlotte 2020 Estimated reading time: 3 min. Mr. Peter Nathan began the forum by asking, “What’s your worldview?” Inspired by Dr. Meredith’s article Satan’s Alternative Universe, Mr. Nathan created a presentation that broke down what an alternative universe is—a worldview. Your worldview shapes your vision—like glasses. It is your […]


Second Thoughts: On Distractions and Responsibility

Author: Juliette McNair | Student, Living Education 2020 Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes In this week’s Forum, Mr. Jonathan Bueno addressed the danger of distractions. The relevance of this topic is self-evident—especially to students. We are constantly bombarded with competitors for our attention, energy, and time. Every Sabbath, as we sit and listen to the messages, we […]


Second Thoughts: We’ll Never Regret It

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Staff, Living Church of God Much of this world sees commitment as extremely dangerous. And for the most part, it’s not wrong about that. Commitment is dangerous—just ask anyone who ever shelled out cash for tattoo removal. The Scriptures actually warn against throwing promises around—even ones with the purest intentions—because […]


Second Thoughts: “Weren’t the Egypt days great?”

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Staff, Living Church of God “Boy, things sure were better in the ’50s, weren’t they? People really took the Bible seriously back then, in the great Christian nations… Sure, the Jim Crow stuff was a bit of a shame, and it was a pretty nightmarish time to be alive if […]


Second Thoughts: Blessed With Disruption

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Department, Living Church of God Raise your hand if your 2020 hasn’t gone exactly according to plan. If typing with one hand weren’t really annoying, I’d be raising mine even as I write. Wherever we are in the world, we all had plans for this year—but thanks to humanity’s insane […]


Second Thoughts: One Hundred Billion Eternities

Author: Thomas White | Editorial Staff, Living Church of God We’re often told to think about the “big picture” of Christ’s return and the soon-coming eternal Kingdom of God. But when you’re young, even the small picture seems absolutely enormous. Learning to drive a car is terrifying when you’ve previously only driven—and crashed—a Mario Kart. […]