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American Idol Contestant Camryn Leigh Smith on Winning Even in Losing

APRIL 16, 2020
ERIKA FRANTZVE

INTERVIEW

Falkirk Center

Interviewed by Erika Frantzve, Seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter Camryn Leigh Smith walks the talk of her faith—even when set down amid the carnal and profane world of Hollywood. This young worship leader walked onto the American Idol platform a strong Christian, but she was sent home more convicted than ever of her God-given purpose.
 

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Coronavirus

and the

Christian Entrepreneur

APRIL 14, 2020
ERIKA FRANTZVE

VIDEO | OP-ED 

Falkirk Center

Erika Frantzve, business owner and entrepreneur, sits down with Ryan Helfenbein to offer business advice and how disruption often leads to innovation. How can Christians use this catastrophe for good?
 

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Three simple things you can do during the coronavirus shutdown

APRIL 8, 2020
ERIKA FRANTZVE

VIDEO | OP-ED 

Falkirk Center

Erika Frantzve, Falkirk Fellow, gives us three practical ways we can encourage others, support local businesses and grow closer to God.
 

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MARCH 27, 2020
ERIKA FRANTZVE

OP-ED 

Falkirk Center

When I listen to news outlets or overhear people talking (from a safe social distance, of course), all I can think about his how Orwellian this all seems. And, amid the constant “breaking” reports of the medical, political, and economic impact of this pandemic, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and panicked. Uncertainty is the only thing we can be certain of right now.
 

Digital social media

MARCH 16, 2020
ERIKA FRANTZVE

OP-ED 

Christian Post

Swipe, double tap, follow, retweet, unfollow, repeat…the rhythmic faculties of social media. From Facebook to Instagram and Twitter to Snapchat, now more than ever, the world through the perspective and filtered lens of others is at your finger-tips. Like with anything in life, moderation is key. Yet, as a Christian, if you choose to play in today’s digital media playground, be prepared for the weight of responsibility as you equip yourself with discernment while navigating through reality versus noise.
 

Forest Trees

1 trillion tree initiative: It’s our turn to change the climate

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

ERIKA FRANTZVE

OP-ED 

Christian Post

The main consensus of climate alarmists is that the earth is being irreversibly damaged by carbon emissions. A reasonable response to their alarmism is to ask the obvious next question: “What action can we take to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?”