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I’m here, I’m Queer…and Catholic. Get used to it.

Ben Falcon August 27, 2020

Illustration by Ren Rader I am gay and I am Christian. For many years these two parts of me seemed irreconcilable, but I eventually realized how necessary it is for me to accept both truths to truly...

TU renews covenant with Presbyterian Church

TU renews covenant with Presbyterian Church

Neha Kumar November 21, 2019

Photo provided by Alex Serna-Wallender University president Danny Anderson renewed Trinity’s covenant agreement with the Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Church on Monday, November 4, acknowledging...

Cultivating your spiritual well-being

Cultivating your spiritual well-being

Alexander Serna-Wallender October 7, 2019

Photo by Mona MirpourWhat are your spiritual practices? What are the intentional or unintentional rituals that you’ve built into your days? Do you use the same coffee mug every morning? Is there...

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Uninformed policies prevent religious diversity

James Davis September 18, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderIn a quote from a news article in the last edition of the Trinitonian, Jullian Valadez raised concerns that the open flame policy is denying Native American students the ability...

Day in the life of the chaplain

Day in the life of the chaplain

Noelle Barrera April 25, 2019

photo by Matthew ClaybrookA framed cross-stitch of a clementine sits on University Chaplain Alexander Serna-Wallender's desk. This is more than a decoration: the fruit holds spiritual significance for...

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No, I will not sit back and “be cool”

Theresa Ho April 10, 2019

Illustration by Genevieve HumphreysWhile it is certainly true that personal attacks are unjust and spitting on another human being is disgusting, Isaiah Mitchell’s most recent column defending Young...

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YCT hosts Bob Fu

Gabriella Garriga March 21, 2019

Photo by Gabriella GarrigaBob Fu, Chinese American pastor and founder of the nonprofit China Aid, spoke to about 40 members of Trinity’s community on March 19. The event was sponsored by the Trinity...

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A first look at the new chaplain

Maria Zaharatos February 7, 2019

photo by Genevieve HumphreysAlex Serna-Wallender is starting as Trinity's new chaplain this semester, but as an alum and graduate of Trinity's class of 2008–2009, this is not his first time being...

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Back from India: Students reflect on life-changing semester

Kara Killinger January 31, 2019

Photo provided by Gage Brown Abstain from killing living beings. Abstain from sexual misconduct. Abstain from false speech or lying. Abstain from theft. Abstain from intoxicants.These are Buddhism’s...

Students in Quran class reach out to SA Muslim community

Students in Qur’an class reach out to SA Muslim community

Noelle Barrera November 29, 2018

For the last few weeks, students in Sajida Jalalzai’s class, "Introduction to the Qu’ran," have been immersed in a project where they were tasked with interviewing Muslims in the San Antonio...

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TU Secular Student Alliance in the Making

Arsa Spahr November 5, 2018

The TU Secular Student Alliance is being formed in Trinity University as a way to help students understand what it means to be non-religious and allows for secular students to have a presence on campus. According...

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The enlightened view from the chapel

San Williams October 18, 2018

Several months ago, Doug Brackenridge gave me a tour of the Trinity campus. Brackenridge, a retired Trinity professor of religion, wrote a book on the history of Trinity titled “Trinity:  A Tale of...

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