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All content by Matthew Gillham

A frightening reflection I didn’t want to see

Matthew Gillham May 2, 2016

I used to cross the quad every morning, grotesquely navigating the sidewalks that seem to point in every direction except the one that I was going, and thank God for letting me attend this University....

UA should schedule commencement speeches

Matthew Gillham April 4, 2016

The University of Alabama ought to have commencement speeches for graduation ceremonies. Certainly, it could just be an innate longing for four years of my life to be neatly tied in the presentation of...

The season of complaining

Matthew Gillham March 23, 2016

Fear not—as our whines of Spring Break’s abrupt conclusion start to fall on deaf ears, it looks like most of us have secured a right to complaints that’ll last even longer than each semester’s...

When it counts

Matthew Gillham February 23, 2016

“I’ll start caring about them when it actually counts,” they said, in their triumphant wisdom, refusing to be fooled into the futility of working for A’s on a middle school report card. There were...

Christian: you are not promised worldly success

Matthew Gillham February 15, 2016

Six months leading up to several 45-minute interviews, I knew what I wanted. After a few moments, my tongue-tied language left me without one of a handful of jobs for which I had toiled and prepped. I...

Self-interest taints view of political world

Matthew Gillham January 25, 2016

Have ideas about how the world ought to be? How the government ought to run? Don’t fool yourself: you’ll probably be voting out of self-interest come November.Don’t get me wrong, you’ll have quite...

(Fearing the) power of the people

Matthew Gillham November 16, 2015

The protests at Mizzou this past week have begun to usher in new accountability for college administrations by using the tremendous power of the public to bring about progress – and progress they have...

The absurdity of pledgeship, the absurdity of us

Matthew Gillham October 16, 2015

In the aftermath of the hazing allegations on campus with Phi Gamma Delta, ridicule and outrage have been thrown at the very idea of pledgeship. Is pledgeship absurd? Probably. Incongruent with human nature?...

Welcoming the end of seventy-two

Matthew Gillham October 2, 2015

It looks like seventy-two straight games of being the favorite, the champ, the top dog are no more. And I’m more than okay with that.It’s about time the joy of winning eclipsed the devastation of a...

Is self-deception key to success?

Matthew Gillham September 18, 2015

You can accomplish anything you put your mind to—right? Believe it! But it just might not be true.Politicians, celebrities, athletes and Joel Osteen nearly unanimously articulate that if you want something—really...

How the modern Christian church creates college atheists

Matthew Gillham September 4, 2015

More than 70% of college students who regularly attended church in high school leave in college. Why? “Universities are secular hotbeds with biased professors aiming to abolish religion.” “Their...

The danger of college’s self-obsessive allure

Matthew Gillham August 24, 2015

Yeah, this one is, ironically, for you freshmen—but it’s also for me, too. Just don’t spend too long thinking about yourself while reading it.Between goodbye hugs from your parents and helping your...

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