Professors discuss voting, politics from a Christian perspective

By Jacob Factor, News Editor Politics has saturated much of today’s mainstream social media and news outlets. It’s almost impossible to have no opinion on current issues, policies or lawmakers, but how does a Christian decide on these things? Five OBU faculty gathered in Upper GC last Tuesday for a “Let’s Talk” discussion about this … Continue reading Professors discuss voting, politics from a Christian perspective

SGA continues “Let’s Talk” series

By Jacob Factor, News Editor On the outside, OBU’s community seems to some like a group of Christians who all think the same. For others who have spent time on campus, like junior elementary education major Arielle Chastain, that that is not the case. When Chastain got to OBU, she was surprised not every Christian … Continue reading SGA continues “Let’s Talk” series

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: politics, voting, faith, A series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathon Soder, Faith Co-Editor Last week OBU students had the opportunity to participate in the seminal event of the democratic process – voting. While this election included no voter riots or protests outside Raley Chapel, countless national elections in years past have resulted in lessthan-cordial discussions nation-wide. In today’s society, where voters have instant and … Continue reading Let’s Talk: politics, voting, faith, 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

Let’s Talk: Women’s role in the church A series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathan Soder, Faith Co-Editor The entire month of March is Women’s History Month – a dedicated celebration of women’s contributions to and accomplishments in past and present societies. Within Christianity, March may prompt conversations of figures such as Lottie Moon, Beth Moore and even Mother Theresa. Among these recollections, debates regarding the role of … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Women’s role in the church A series of conversations on hard topics

Let’s Talk: A ceasefire on gun control, A series of conversations on hard topics

By Jonathan Soder, Faith Co-Editor  (Courtesy Photo/Creative Commons) Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland – in the last six months each of these towns has felt the pain gun violence brings to a community. Each incident has sparked national conversation, and each time talks have been reduced to a country-wide shouting match between gun control proponents … Continue reading Let’s Talk: A ceasefire on gun control, A series of conversations on hard topics