Agee encourages evangelism with mission wall

By Jonathan Soder, Features Editor Earlier this year, students living in Agee Residency Center were welcomed back to campus by newly laid wood-panel floors, a fresh coat of white paint and new furniture. As a part of the building-wide renovations, the lobby also received a touchup. Where the front desk used to be, now several … Continue reading Agee encourages evangelism with mission wall

General election voting excludes homeless

By Jonathan Soder, Features Editor It’s no secret that downtown Shawnee is a district fraught with contradictions. It’s a place for many students, of aesthetic and spiritual beauty. Every other Thursday night, students congregate together in the Ritz Theatre for an hour-long worship service. The amalgamated concrete-brick walls are also popular backdrops for impromptu photoshoots. … Continue reading General election voting excludes homeless

Students come to college, parents tag along

Jonathan Soder, Features Editor For every student, college includes certain challenges. Move-in day brings feelings of homesickness. Civ introduces students to the real adult world with hours upon hours of work. And finally, graduation often comes with uncertainty about the future. On top of these mutually experienced complications, some students have to navigate the double … Continue reading Students come to college, parents tag along

Capstone project becomes community outreach

By Jonathan Soder, Features Editor Sometimes, in fact most of the time, classes stay on campus. Classrooms are on campus, professors have offices on campus and students do homework, though not exclusively, on campus. Naturally, campus is the epicenter for class life, but what about classes that are specifically focused on going out instead of … Continue reading Capstone project becomes community outreach

Curriculum Overhaul: Hobbes implements Biblical and theological studies core

By Jonathan Soder, Features Editor It started as an idea that the Bible and theology professors repeatedly came back to when they were all cooped up together in a conference room for faculty meetings. A Biblical and theological studies common core is what they were after, but it was only an idea until Dr. Alan Bandy, … Continue reading Curriculum Overhaul: Hobbes implements Biblical and theological studies core

Let’s Talk: Denominational differences, a series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathan Soder, Faith Co-Editor  (Photo by Jonathan Soder/The Bison) Christianity, which modernly consists of several religious traditions, is fraught with divisions. On an openly Baptist campus, how can students relate to other Christian traditions? Protestantism One way students can begin the process of understanding the broader world of Christianity is by talking to students … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Denominational differences, a series of conversations on hard topics

Let’s Talk: War, injustice, society, A series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathan Soder, Faith Co-Editor Two Fridays ago, April 13, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would launch an airstrike on Syria in response to a chemical attack the Syrian government carried out against its own people earlier in April. Since the U.S. involvement in Vietnam especially, many Americans question whether or not … Continue reading Let’s Talk: War, injustice, society, A series of conversations on hard topics

Let’s Talk: Short term mission trips, a series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathan Soder, Faith Co-Editor According to a 2017 article on Fortune.com, the United States ranks as the 12th richest country in the world per capita. In a 2018 article, USA Today reported that the three richest Americans – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett – together own as much wealth as the poorest … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Short term mission trips, a series of conversations on hard topics