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.
Patrick Griffey holds hands with native children in Haiti, engaging himself in the mission field, leading with an open heart as God has called him to do. Parts of the image have been blurred intentionally. Photo courtesy of Patrick Griffey
In the seventh of our 8-part series, Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann, assistant professor of marketing and business, and Paula Nunning adjunct professor of nursing, reflect on Sept. 11, 2001, remembering the 20-year anniversary of the infamous day.
The North Tower and South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City collapsed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. This photo was captured by MBU’s Heather Goodin just two days before America was changed forever. Notice the date stamp in the bottom right corner as this photo was shot with film. Photo by Heather Goodin
Have you ever looked up at a big cliff with rock climbers dangling from what looks like threads and thought, “Wow, it really seems like they have life all figured out?” You most likely have not thought that. While I certainly don’t have everything figured out, I have learned a lot of lessons during my time as a rock climber.
The art of rock climbing is very intense and can often be dangerous, requiring several measures of safety. Despite its danger, rocking climbing is an outdoor activity enjoyed by many across cultures and continents. Photo by Luke Little
In the midst of a global pandemic, it is important to have some sort of escape that allows you to get your mind off of things. Rock climbing has become a great way for these students from Missouri Baptist University to get outside and enjoy creation. When they spend time on the rock wall all of the stress from the pandemic goes out the window for a bit.
Missouri Baptist University alum Wesley Smith, from Quincy, Illinois, makes his way to the toughest part of the climb up a vertical rock wall at West Tyson County Park in Eureka, Missouri. Smith, who is currently enrolled at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, was one of several men from MBU to venture out recently for a day of climbing. Photo by Patrick Griffey
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is a Mark Twain-style adventure story of a boy with Down syndrome chasing his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler and taking this unique journey with an unlikely friend.
A story that is driven toward adventure and the depth of people despite their label will leave you excited about your next adventure with your friends or family. Photo courtesy of StockSnap