Benino Regino was student body president at North Central between 2011 and 2012. He was an intercultural studies major. He is the founder of Encounter, a student-led ministry which allows North Central students to connect to the people of Minneapolis—a ministry that is still active today. Regino is also an openly gay man. Regino grew… Continue reading Former student body president reflects on self-acceptance and faith
With the year winding down and the Holidays fast approaching us, it has certainly led me to reflect on what this year has brought me personally, but also what has it brought humanity. All of us together are finding our way to coexist and respect opposing views. You may think I’m only talking about politics,… Continue reading Be. Focused.
This story may especially resonate with my Pentecostal/Charismatic brothers and sisters much more than the general public. The last few weeks have been so busy! Summer has set in (thank God no polar vortex anytime soon), Twin Cities Pride has past, and plans for more upcoming events are in my scope. On the flipside it… Continue reading Faithful Goosebumps
Whether we think about it or not we make several choices each day. Some tend to be very simple and require nearly no thought. For example; What TV show should I watch? What should I wear? Should I walk or run? What should I have for dinner? These choices don’t have a lot of influence… Continue reading Decisions
“You’ve got personality!” How many of us have heard this from friends, spouses, significant others, family, Co-workers? I don’t know about you, but when I hear this phrase, I guess I tend to read way to much into it. Is that a good thing? What’s your motive behind saying that? Am I supposed to thank… Continue reading Personalities
Ever feel you are sometimes stuck between a rock and a hard place? Well you’re not alone, and there is a support group for that (insert some support group here). OK just kidding. But what I have learned over the past 8 months is really that I am not alone or unique to what is… Continue reading Two Opposites
All of us have a desire to have an identity. Usually this identity is what gives us purpose to our lives. For some, their identity is in their work. They live for their career and find substance in climbing the corporate ladder. Others it is their family. They seek to always serve and provide and… Continue reading Coming Out