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  • Thanksgiving and Christmas are times to appreciate blessings and experience fun activities with friends and family. There are some standard traditions associated with each gathering, however many families add their own unique traditions to these already fun-filled holidays, resulting in joyous and long-lasting memories.
  • Missouri Baptist University junior Alise Grogg faces multiple challenges in her life while balancing school, relationships and her passion for ice skating. Although times can be overwhelming, in this video story she reflects on what is most important to her and the positive impact it has made.
  • To pursue the call of missions from God comes with various instructions and goals. For those who are followers of Christ the act of missions should come from a place of humility rather than just an opportunity to check off a box of engaging in a good deed to benefit others.
  • The Missouri Baptist University Spartans women’s lacrosse team looks forward to starting the new season after having a monumental year on the field in spring 2021. The team continues to work, build, grow and reflect together with sights set clearly on making history for their program and establishing a strong position within the conference.
  • All throughout St. Louis are hidden gems of beauty, you just need the adventure enough to find and capture them. With our current winter behaving more like fall or spring, now is the perfect time to venture out, get some fresh air and snap a few creative photos. Here are some of the most beautiful nature spots in St. Louis, all captured on an iPhone.
  • The 2020 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Champions end the regular season with a 24-2 record. After the winning season, four players earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors this week: Giovanna Tapigliani, Isidora Stojovic, Manuela Vargas and Ariana Macies. As the Spartans open the first round of this season’s National Championship games, MBU photojournalists captured some victorious memories for the defending champions.
  • Just like the American flag gives its citizens a sense of loyalty and pride for their country, so is the hope for the Spartan Tartan, that when students and faculty see it around campus, they understand it is more than just a pattern, but rather it makes them feel like they belong to a community that is dedicated to education and centered around Christ.
  • What is the biggest threat humanity will have to face in the upcoming decades? In our current situation, many would assume that viruses may form a large risk in the future, yet the real danger is equally invisible but capable of far more than a virus: Climate change. While many fail to approach this problem or even deny its existence, experts are sure that humanity will have to resolve it soon before it is too late. But are we aware of how this problem developed, and more importantly, do we know how to stop it?
  • Isn't it great to see faces again this semester? Smiling faces, angry faces, laughing faces, stressed-out faces, praying faces ... just seeing faces on campus is such a positive aspect of this current semester. ThePerk is one of students' favorite locations on the MBU campus. In the fall of 2020, everyone at MBU wore masks because of the pandemic. As we continue to emerge from living through a season with required face coverings, MBU photojournalists Emily Heflin and Madisyn House capture some new and familiar faces that we can now see around thePerk.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Is the Death Penalty Fair?

    The death penalty has been a sensitive topic in the U.S. for many years. Although 28 states still allow the death penalty, more states have continued to abolish it. In 2021, are there still reasons to be in favor of the death penalty.
  • A Proverbs 3:6 State of Mind

    I have often wondered what it looks like to worship Christ with all that I am. One thing I have learned through pondering this is that it is all about having the right mindset, one that is linked to Scripture.
  • Seeking Christ Amidst Chaos

    Let’s face it, 2020 and even well into 2021 have been nothing short of chaotic. Between a worldwide pandemic, civil issues and natural disasters, it can be extremely challenging to find moments of peace. But it is not impossible.
  • Trial by Seventh-Grader

    One of the most frightening times of my life was when I found out that I would be in charge of a group of seventh-grade boys at a church ministry’s summer camp, but looking back on it, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
   
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.