Home The Penn Epistle is a Christian journal at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to sharing the words of Christ’s followers. We accept all students at Penn and encourage you to explore what it means to be Christian through our pages. this month’s posts Community A Time for Sorrow: The Beauty of Lament How amazing is it that we have a God that wants to hear our sorrows? How astounding is it that He gives us the right to lay our complaints before Him? How great is it that there is nothing He wants us to hide from Him? How beautiful is it that we have the gift… by Sarah Hinkel March 14, 2023 Community Lent “The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever”(1 John 2:17). Each pillar of Lent seeks to purify us and help us shed worldly loves and attachments, that God might be all in all within our hearts. by Madeeha Mirza March 14, 2023March 14, 2023 Worldview Worth: A reflection on Matthew 8:8 We will always be worthless because of our falling short of God’s perfect standard, because of our sins. But thank the Lord that He sent His worthy Son down to die for our sins, not because we were worthy, but because Jesus is. by Luke Baber March 12, 2023 Community What your favorite Bible verse says about you A favorite Bible verse is a very real testament to an aspect of someone’s true character and spiritual identity. by Brandon Fong March 3, 2023 older posts Community Searching for Solitude It would be so great to transition from loneliness to solitude, but it will take work. by Jade Hermosillo February 6, 2023 Praise Second Song of Hillel A song of praise to the Lord. by The Penn Epistle February 6, 2023 Community What does it mean to be intuitive? For the Christian, intuition can become the communication of God’s guidance. We know that God can communicate with us internally, that He knows more than us, and that faith is the courage to act on His voice. by Anastasia Russell January 3, 2023 Community The roles of Mary in my life Jesus did not have to share His mother with us, but He did. She will never eclipse God, but rather like a moon, she reflects aspects of Him and leads me even closer to Him. by Sheila Hodges December 31, 2022 Community White elephant We foremost regard our call for peace in terms of ‘peace on earth,’ for wars to stop and countries to come to good terms, but we often don’t realize how desperately we need deep, inner peace. by Lily Nyce December 31, 2022 Community “Yet He never said a word” Christmas day is beautiful but starting December 26th, the work of Christmas must begin in our lives as we live with the light of God for others to see, whether in joy or in suffering. by Jehuda Kusuma December 31, 2022 Subscribe to the Penn Epistle & check out our Instagram!