Internship, Faith Explorations Lead Meyrick to Publish in Think Christian
Monday, 22 August 2016
Kate Meyrick ‘17 is a double major in English and music, and she recently combined her interests in an article posted on Think Christian titled “Millennials, Worship, and Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.”
The article explores different styles of worship, and how people of different ages react to those styles. “In my experience, many middle-aged congregants and pastors feel the need for lights-and-fog worship, while many millennials are less enthused about it,” Meyrick wrote.
According to Meyrick, her inspiration for the article began with her transition from leading worship within the Trinity community to leading worship in local congregations. “The atmosphere of worship in church congregations is a lot different than that of the college, and exploring those nuances has been wonderfully challenging--and sometimes frustrating,” she said. “It has really put me in the headspace I need to be in as the student assistant in the Chaplain’s office and Campus Ministries Leader, so I hope that it is encouraging to leaders like me of all ages!”
Over the summer, Meyrick interned with Think Christian, part of Palos Heights, Ill.-based ReFrame Media, where she learned copy editing and publishing skills. She credited Think Christian editor Josh Larsen ‘96, with helping her publish the article on Hillsong, as well as an article on Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Along with her studies and work in Trinity’s Chaplain’s Office, Meyrick maintains a blog, ”Further Up, Further In.” The blog name comes from a quote by the character Reepicheep in C.S. Lewis’ ”The Chronicles of Narnia.” “He says it when the kings and queens of Narnia arrive at the gates of Aslan’s Country, urging them to keep moving forward to claim their inheritance at the Garden,” she said. “For me, it reminds me of my journey as a Christian and to constantly keep my focus on God’s call in my life--to glorify him in everything I do!”