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Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Lappert Salisbury

Position: Communications Associate at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Year of Graduation: 2012 Major/Emphasis: Entertainment Media/ Emphasis in Producing     Could you describe what your job entails? I’m on the in-house communications team at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit, public interest law firm in Washington, DC that protects the religious freedom of people of all …

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Alumni Company Connects Authors & Readers

— By Hannah Dorss — Upliterate is an online platform that connects up-and-coming authors and readers through stories. The company started in the Launchpad Program at John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2014. Upliterate’s business model serves both authors and readers in a unique way. It gives authors a place to post their work, gain an audience, and gauge …

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Alumni Spotlight: Giovanny Miranda

Position: Jr Real Estate Developer at Lyon Living Year of Graduation: 2016 Major/Emphasis: Business, Leadership Current Project: www.livethefields.com Could you describe what your job entails? I work for the real estate developer Lyon Living, on a project in northern California.  My current project, called “The Fields,” consists of four multi-use apartment buildings and a 200 room hotel.  We are currently …

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James Covell: Being a Light in Hollywood

— By Hannah Dorss — James Covell, a music composer who has been working in the film industry for more than thirty years, treats his work as an opportunity to impact culture for Christ. He helps directors tell their stories by creating the musical scores for numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. James sees his work as providing a subconscious …

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Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

JPCatholic Alumna Timmerie Millington speaks on her experience re-branding Life Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, where she works as the Director of Education and Outreach. Timmerie graduated from JPCatholic with a Communications Media degree focusing on New Evangelization in 2013.  She went on to earn her M.A. in Biblical Theology from JPCatholic in 2015.  Timmerie is also a Catholic Speaker and the …

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Why Impact Anything?

— By Professor Christopher Riley — When I was a small Kansas boy, I devised a swift and simple method of improving my world.  While my younger brother slept on the lower half of our shared trundle bed, I slid him under my upper half of the bed, trapping him like a snake inside a drawer.  My world – my …

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Ever Just the Same, Barely a Surprise: ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Review

(2017- Director: Bill Condon) ★★★1/2 (out of 5 stars) Reviewing films like this remake of Disney’s 1991 animated classic tends to frustrate me as a film critic who desires for films to stand as apart as possible while also cementing a unique footprint within all of cinema. That’s a tough outlook, especially since the success of 2010’s Alice in Wonderland …

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The Interpretation of Scripture

— By Luke Heintschel — Modern Academia and the Historical Critical Method This blog post began as an answer to a question on the “AcademicBiblical” Reddit community. Reddit advertises itself as “the front page of the internet,” and the Academic Biblical subreddit attempts to be an avenue for academic discussion of the Bible and other relevant topics. They do not, …

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Matthew: Jesus as the New Son of David

— By Luke Heintschel — Evangelizing Academia JPCatholic’s goal across departments and programs is to Impact Culture for Christ. For the MA program, that includes impacting Biblical Scholarship for Christ. Despite the field’s focus—i.e. the Bible—there is much work to be done in impacting academic culture for Christ. One of the ways our professors have worked to accomplish this goal …