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Christian Akridge

Christian Akridge

Christian Akridge is a former staff journalist and associate editor for MBU Timeline. Akridge graduated from Missouri Baptist University in 2022 with his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media and a minor in Journalism. During his time at MBU, he was an audio engineer for Spirit Wing, the university's traveling worship band.

Passion Movement Discusses Identity as it Returns To Live Conferences

For me, making the trek from St. Louis to Atlanta for the Passion Conference has been vital to maturing as a follower of Christ. When I’m standing in a massive stadium with tens of thousands of other believers my age, it makes any moment so much more powerful. That’s exactly what I experienced at Passion 2022.

The view from the floor of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium shortly after doors opened for the first session of Passion 2022 which had over 60,000 students in the 18-25-year-old age range in attendance.     Photos by Christian Akridge

March Madness: MBU Men’s Basketball Team is Louisiana Bound

The Missouri Baptist University men’s basketball team has been dominating competitors all season long as they travel to Louisiana to begin the NAIA Basketball National Championship. According to head coach Preston Ingram, a victory against Louisiana State University Shreveport is possible but will require massive amounts of focus, discipline and determination.

Left to right (back row): Taylor Jarvis, Chris Forrest, Gerald Moore, Mujtaba Alkhaldi, Ryan Pollard, Daishaun Woods, River Reed, Mo Bettis, Hasaan DeCarolis and Coach Preston Ingram; left to right (front row): Brendon Hardy, Ray Adams, Tyrell Andrews, Jadis White, RJ Pair, Billy Francis Jr., Luke Hicks and John Yaeger. The team plays LSUS Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. local time, in their opening round game, which will be live-streamed on LUSA’s Generals Sports Network     Photo courtesy of MBU Athletics

MBU Theatre Presents “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”

Fresh off of wrapping up “The Drowning Girls,” the Theatre Department at Missouri Baptist University began rehearsals on their next production, Lawrence Kasha and David Landay’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” which opens this Thursday.

Left to right, Maddie Cook, Evan Clawson, Sophie Karase, Michael Cox, Claire Baur, Nathanael Pezzo, Kaylin Penninger, Greg Carr II, Sabrina Furman, Bradley Bliven, Haley Clegg, Gavin Young, Jenny Duncan and Will Launsby perform in the musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” in the Pillsbury Chapel, which runs this Thursday through Sunday.     Photos by Hamin Lee

MBU Theatre Presents “The Drowning Girls”

“The Drowning Girls,” the first show in MBU Theatre’s 2021-22 season, will open this Thursday with hopes of bringing awareness to the frightening reality of domestic abuse.

Maddie Cook, Victoria Zilke and Haley Clegg rehearse for MBU Theatre’s performance of “The Drowning Girls,” which opens this Thursday.     Photo courtesy of MBU Theatre

A Proverbs 3:6 State of Mind

As a follower of Christ, I have often wondered what it looks like to worship Christ with all that I am. One of the things that I have learned through asking questions like this is it’s all about having the right mindset. What is the right mindset in this instance? One that is directly linked to scripture.

Jeremiah Emanuel (’21) and Madi Sullivan (’21) rehearsing for Jeremiah’s senior worship recital at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton, Missouri.  Photos by Patrick Griffey

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*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.”
   
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