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Stop Listening, Start Changing

Modern day slavery is not just some far-away myth, it is real. In fact, some estimates have it listed as a $150 billion industry. MBU students are standing up against this heinous offense, bringing awareness to the issue and doing something about it.


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The leadership team for The International Justice Mission at Missouri Baptist University includes, left to right, Alexander Menz, vice president for campus outreach; Christian Akridge, vice president of communications; Grace Woodward, president, and Meredith Linn, vice president of prayer. To find IJM on Instagram, follow @ijm_at_mbu.

15 Minutes Down Under, Followed by Miracle of a Lifetime

John Smith fell through the ice of Lake St. Louis over five years ago and spent 15 minutes submerged under its frozen surface, leaving him dead for over an hour. However, the power of hundreds of prayers produced a miracle as Smith was revived without explanation and fully recovered from the incident. Two firefighters involved in the rescue operation, Christopher Fay and Joseph Morrow, were firsthand witnesses to the events depicted in the movie “Breakthrough,” released in 2019.

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Christopher Fay, a firefighter from the Lake St. Louis Fire Department, points to the spot on the lake where John Smith was located when rescue crews retrieved him from beneath the icy surface. 

Fall Media Talk Features William J. Federer

MBU seniors Sarah Broyles and Audrey Frost interviewed William J. Federer, best-selling author from St. Louis, at the Fall Media Talk. Federer provided insightful historical context to modern events that have shaped our lives, approaching many current challenges from a Christian perspective.


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In MBU’s Dale Williams Fine Arts Center inside the Don and Mary Pillsbury Wainwright Performance Hall, Audrey Frost (right), a communications major, interviews William Federer (left) alongside Sarah Broyles (center), a public relations major. Federer, who graduated from St. Louis University, is a nationally known speaker and has written over 20 books.

A Season of Change for MBU

Last year was a time for change at MBU. Most significantly, President Keith Ross was inaugurated as Missouri Baptist’s seventh president in October 2018, and is now completing his first full year in the position.


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Survivor’s Guilt: Misplaced Guilt Following Loss

— Part 8 of an 8-Part Series —

In the wake of traumatic events which result in loss, many survivors bear the weight, feeling as if they should have done more or suffered themselves. Recently, three suicides have made national news, as two were survivors of the Parkland High School shooting, and one a father of a Sandy Hook victim.

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MBU Timeline’s Twitter turns 9 today. Thank you to all who follow and support our great staff of student journalists!!

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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.