Wednesday , August 23, 2017

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  • Debbie Castellanos: From hurt to healing

    Debbie Castellanos: From hurt to healing

    God’s rescue plan for our lives can sometimes take unexpected turns that are hard to understand. Sometimes we hold ourselves back from fear or circumstance, but God never tires in ...

  • Seeing Double

    Seeing Double

    Close friends make or break the college experience for most students. Friends make life more interesting, share in the weight of difficult times and are excellent adventure buddies ...

  • Finding hope in the hopeless

    Finding hope in the hopeless

    Since she was a little girl, junior International Relations major Francia Dervilus has dreamed big. Though her resources were limited growing up in the Dominican Republic, Francia ...

  • Passion for Christ and a heart for ministry

    Passion for Christ and a heart for ministry

    Sometimes God saves you just because He loves you. Lucille Beaver’s story seems like the beginning of a great novel or the powerful story of a great minister who changed the world. ...

Keith Gogan: a man, a mission, a backpack

Keith Gogan: a man, a mission, a backpack

Intrigue sparked early in the mind of a sixth-grade boy growing up in New York’s Adirondack State Park. Vast forests and abundant nature surrounded him as he learned from his teac ...

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‘Down-home cooking’ almost a century of success

‘Down-home cooking’ almost a century of success

Walking in here, you’re not sure if you’ve entered a hole-in-the-wall kitchen or a five-star restaurant—or both. But the line of people wrapping around the building suggests you’r ...

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Missions and outreach: How to get involved

Missions and outreach: How to get involved

Check out the Oracle's introduction to the Missions and Outreach Department A fresh chapter begins for ORU’s Missions and Outreach department with new Director Augustine Mendoza. ...

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Everyone has a story: The real weight of the world

Everyone has a story: The real weight of the world

Khaki colored walls and fluorescent lighting made the room feel cold and unwelcoming. The scent of cleaning products was easily discernible. Monitors beeped slowly. Family gathere ...

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Quest for Van Gogh finds local redhead

Quest for Van Gogh finds local redhead

The hammer drives the chisel into a chalky, brittle shell. Dust flies as the various layers of casing shatter, chipping away to reveal a dull, darker likeness. Several treatments ...

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Every major to every person’s world

Every major to every person’s world

Imagine clear summer skies, children playing in a dirt road, and the smell of cashews roasting over open fires. This is what ORU’s second Brazil Healing Team experienced during th ...

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Everyone has a Story: A girl in a boy’s world

Everyone has a Story: A girl in a boy’s world

At first glance, Emily Goelzer seems to be your average ORU student: talented, smart, and destined to change the world. But there is more to her than just her amazing talents and ...

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Brian Nhira’s ‘Hope Stands’

Brian Nhira’s ‘Hope Stands’

He stands center stage, his heart pounding as he awaits the results, clutching the hands of his fellow teammates. But he continues to smile. Brian Nhira has stood on this stage ma ...

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People of ORU: Shattering the past, pursuing the present

People of ORU: Shattering the past, pursuing the present

In the classroom, Dr. Curtis Ellis is electric. He has red hair, a tidy beard and glasses balanced on his nose. He looks intelligent. There is no question this man is somewhat bri ...

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2016 commencement speakers announced

2016 commencement speakers announced

Andrew White A solemn man in ornate religious attire addresses the people in his church. All are safe and have nothing to fear. This may seem like the norm for an ordinary priest, ...

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