Starting the semester in a BLUR

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By Makenzie Roberts

Hundreds of students, faculty and community members joined together Aug. 26 for this school year’s first BLUR event, a student-led worship experience conducted twice a semester.

The BLUR committee selected Charlton Taylor, preaching minister at University Church of Christ in Las Cruces, N.M., to kick off this year’s series. Taylor focused on the famous love chapter in the New Testament.

“He gave a different perspective on 1 Corinthians 13. It’s usually a passage we refer to about love and marriage,” sophomore Taylor Haynes said. “But he gave more historical context and showed how God is truly love and how we can love others.”

Junior Kelsi Smith, a member of the BLUR Committee, stood alongside her fellow members at the end of the night to give a blessing over the students.

“The blessing I gave was about relationships – with friends, family, teachers, that they all grow deeper, but that their deepest relationship is with God,” Smith said.

Some students attend BLUR because it’s one of many events LCU offers that builds community.

“I love that as a school we can come together and worship – it’s not mandatory like chapel,” sophomore Lindsie Lamb said. “It’s a time filled with genuine people who want to be there.”

Don’t miss this unique event that brings the entire LCU community together in worship. The next BLUR is  Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the McDonald Moody Auditorium.

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