Many Christians struggle to grow spiritually because they don’t know what to do next or that God has called them to grow.
I’m Olivia Davis, and there is nothing more exciting in my life than knowing Jesus. He loved me long before I loved him, and I want to help other people know his love.
I hope that my pieces on Looking Upward minister to your heart. I hope that they challenge and equip you to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible and lead you to greater rejoicing in the riches of knowing Jesus.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivia Davis, the founder of Looking Upward, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Mississippi (UM) with an English degree. She received three minors: music (piano performance emphasis), chemistry, and Classics (Ancient Greek). Her Honors College thesis looked at atheism and the question of meaning in life through the lens of several Ian McEwan novels. Throughout her undergraduate career, Olivia received awards and scholarships for academic merit, piano performance, and writing. She was a 2013 National Merit Finalist.
After graduating from college, Olivia received a highly competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Greece. During her year as a Fulbright Fellow, She worked at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation in Athens as an English teacher, forensics coach, and debate judge. She joined an International Christian Fellowship in downtown Athens, where she served on the worship team. A highlight of her year was traveling to All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on the 500th anniversary week of Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses to its doors.
Olivia has a particular fondness for Christian apologetics. She was awarded the Legatus Christi Award from UM’s Ratio Christi chapter, an on-campus apologetics organization where she served as president. She has a certificate in apologetics from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) Academy, attended the RZIM Summer Institute in 2016, and was selected by application to take part in the Emerging Apologists Program at RZIM in December 2018. She volunteers on RZIM Connect, helping people find answers to tough questions and offering free writing training.
As a student of theology, she reads Biblical Greek and relies heavily on the writings of A. W. Tozer. A strong believer that the primary purpose of theology is to get to know God and share Him with others, she led a small group for college girls as an upperclassman. A shortlist of her favorite readings and resources is here.
An ardent enthusiastic of the arts, Olivia is a semi-professional classical pianist and a portrait artist. She and maintains a small piano studio and occasionally performs. Her portraits have been exhibited in Oxford, Mississippi and Attica, Greece.
Originally from Central Florida, Olivia lives in Mississippi. In addition to running Looking Upward, she works as a freelance content strategist and writer for a variety of companies both secular and Christian based across the United States.
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