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A Crossing in My Life

Esther Wysong, a recent graduate of Missouri Baptist University, shares about an event in her past which drastically changed her life. “It caused me to cling to my faith in God and learn to trust Him with my future, no matter what it might hold, as He changed my story from one of hurt, pain and brokenness to one of hope, forgiveness and joyfulness.”


All photos courtesy of Esther Wysong

A railroad track crossing along State Route 37 in rural Southern Illinois, where you never know how smooth or bumpy the crossings will be if you’ve never gone over them before.

As We Leave Behind the “College Kid”

The traditional four-year college experience is not only valuable for learning liberal arts and topics within a student’s particular major, but it’s a time of growth, from teen-ager with a fallback safety net to adult walking the tightrope of life without a net. And it’s a wonderful time to grow, and to learn.

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Left to right, Abigail Scanio, fiance and fellow graduate, Matt Williams, and Jill Burroughs enjoy Missouri Baptist University’s annual tradition of the Senior Walk, during which well-wishers applaud and cheer graduates as they walk to Chapel this week.

The Meaning (or Meanings) of Easter

As the Easter weekend arrives, students, faculty and staff members will be celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Many consider these next few days to be the holiest of the year, while others reflect on fond childhood memories, while still others question if Easter has become too commercialized. Today a few of our communications students launched out across campus asking questions specifically relevant to Easter, and here is what you told them.


Photo by Esther Wysong

What Does Easter Mean to me Personally?

Easter weekend brings many meanings to many different people, communities and cultures. So, what does this Easter holiday mean to our students at Missouri Baptist University? We’ve asked a few of our journalism writing students to blog about what Easter means to each of them, personally.

Photo by Emily Morton

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student news network of Missouri Baptist University.
   
*The WordPress site 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 93 countries around the world. We have several readers in Brazil, 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.
   
*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.”
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Contact us at: mbutimeline@mobap.edu.

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