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Alumni Spotlight: Brian Chu

— By Hannah Dorss — Brian Chu left John Paul the Great Catholic University with much more than just an MA in Biblical Theology. In fact, he says his time here deepened his relationship with God and helped him discover how to connect theology and prayer. His journey began while studying history at UCSD, when Brian became fascinated with church …

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An American Horror Story: Review of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

— By Carly Twehous — Best-selling author, Margaret Atwood, published her prolific dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, in 1985, a year after George Orwell’s famous Big Brother society was supposed to take place. Western culture, it seems, has an innate fascination with end-of-society epics and forlorn, tragic heroes. There an inherent cultural fear that began with Orwell and Aldus Huxley …

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‘Alien: Covenant’—Michael Fassbender(s) Steals the Show

(2017—Director: Ridley Scott) ★★★ 1/2  (out of 5 stars) (Potential spoilers below) 2017 marks the fortieth year in the career of celebrated director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian). Scott at the moment appears to devote the majority of his interests and seasoned talents in returning to the roots of Alien, his 1979 commercial breakthrough, through a more intelligent …

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An Unexpected Conversion

In this clip from the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference, Dr. Michael Barber shares a story of an inadvertent conversion he overheard while studying at Fuller Theological Seminary. To listen to all the talks from the conference, click here.  

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Alumni Spotlight: Myles Creek

Myles Creek is a 2016 graduate of the Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He is now teaching theology to students at a Catholic high school in Lafayette. The Masters of Arts in Biblical Theology program at John Paul the Great Catholic University challenged Myles Creek both intellectually and spiritually. Though Myles …

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Alumni Spotlight: Heather Fasnacht

— By Hannah Dorss — Heather Fasnacht credits an undergraduate theology class at the University of Louisiana with deepening her faith and changing her direction in life. It ultimately led her to pursue an MA in Biblical Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, which she described as an adventure and incredible leap of faith. Before her first theology …

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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Block

Joseph Block’s first assignment after graduating from West Point was at an Army base in Hawaii. He described his life at the time as enjoyable but lacking in virtue. However, Joe said he had no idea that God was about to start working in his life and change it forever. He says God’s grace broke down his walls and prepared …

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Family and Heartbreak: ‘This Is Us’ Review

— By Carly Twehous — Randall is a moderately successful lawyer, with a wife, two daughters, and an estranged, terminally ill biological father who’s now living in the guest bedroom. Kevin is the dreamer of improbable dreams, whose face is plastered on every billboard across America, but loses a piece of his soul every time he steps in front of …

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Evoking Emotions Through Film

In this bonus clip, Professor Nathan Scoggins discusses the filmmaking techniques he uses as a director to leave his audience with a sense of hope. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Scoggins click here.