By Kavin Carter Our mission statement states: “The Blade endeavors to promote dialogue by reporting the events and stories relevant to Providence Christian College in an informative, credible, and timely manner.” Veritatem Quaerens is the motto for the Blade Newspaper, translated from Latin it means Seeking Truth.  The Greek word for truth is αλήθεια which means to “hiding nothing”. As a Christians institutions, we are aspiring to seek out God truths, to be unashamed of the gospel by hiding nothing of our faith from the world. As a newspaper it is our goal to share with the Providence community the truth, to “hide nothing”.Read More →

  By Marissa Branson As young middle class Americans, we are bombarded with news regularly and the reminder that evil, corruption, and tragedy are everywhere. It’s right at our fingertips, all over our newsfeeds. The New York Times published an article in 2014 calling millennials “Generation Nice.” We are a conscious generation who are passionate about a multitude of social issues and desire a world that stands for justice and equality. But a few months ago, I had a surprising conversation. A student told me she didn’t believe in protests because the Bible commands us to obey authority, making civil disobedience sinful.Read More →

by Tina Snieder Reactions to the 2016 presidential election are as varied and dramatic as they have been throughout the long presidential campaign. One reaction common among Christian circles is the call to prayer and the reassurance that God is in control. I have seen these statements pop up on social media both by those in favor of the President-elect and those opposed.Read More →

By Nicole Veldink Recently, submission has become a topic of discussion as it pertains to authority and marriage. Being the independent, free-spirited person that I am, I have struggled with the idea of doing whatever someone tells me, no questions asked, simply because that person is an authority figure or a male.Read More →

by Amy MacArthur Jesus said, “When you have done unto the least of these, you have done unto me.” (Matthew 25:40) In Uganda, there are millions of people without water, dying of dehydration and waterborne illnesses. Here there is never a question of whether or not water will come out of the sink when prompted, even given the recent drought in California. In the last two weeks I have seen how dire the need is half a world away.Read More →

  by Nicole Veldink Genesis 2:18 reads, “And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’” God created man alone but saw it unfit for him to stay that way, which is why it is in our nature to connect with other people and search for deeper relationships.Read More →

by Kavin Carter With the upcoming election this November more questions have been raised than ever before about the morality and integrity of the three presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump.Read More →

By Nicole Veldink In the last twenty years, the hyper-sexualization of men and women has grown to almost unbearable heights. Although men are hyper-sexualized as well as women, women usually take the spotlight in this department. Everywhere we look, there is evidence of this: TV shows, movies, commercials, billboards, books, etc.Read More →

Editorial by Kavin Carter What does it mean to be a man in this day and age? Over the past ten years the dynamic between men and women has changed dramatically. Historically, our gender roles as men and women have for the most part been the same. The men go to work, support the family, fight the wars, and the woman stay home, take care of the kids, cook, and clean.Read More →