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Time to Be Thankful and Gather With Special Friends and Family

Thanksgiving is a time 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.

Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving in their own special way, but regardless, there’s always a variety of delicious foods to choose from.     Photo by Jessica Kunkel

The Call to Authentically Love and Follow Jesus

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

Climate Change: The Biggest Task Yet

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?

A sad picture for climate activists. The combustion of fossil fuels results in a heavily growing concentration of CO2, or carbon dioxide, in the air, which is believed to be the main cause of climate change.     Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Our Past Often Drives our Future

We certainly do not need to be defined by our past, but at the same time we are inclined to recognize that our past informs who we are today, and who we become tomorrow. The experiences, actions and influences during our time growing up leave lasting impressions on all of us. So our question for today’s team blog, written by students in a journalism writing course at MBU, is this: What moments from your childhood have defined the person you are today?

Moving through our personal history is often like driving down a road on a great adventure, being able to reflect on the sights we have seen behind us and at the same time anticipating what might be around the next corner.      Photo by Emma Tihen

Meetings and Memories

What do you want people to feel when they’re around you? For example, when you meet people, what is the main thing you want them to remember about you? These questions inspire today’s team blog, written by students in a journalism writing course at MBU.

Have you ever heard people say that “first impressions are everything,” or something along those lines? Well, there is social science to support the understanding that opinions people have about you are generally formed within the first few minutes of meeting you. So what about your first impressions? What about your last impressions? What exactly do you want people to think about you when they meet you?      Photo by Anna Jeschke

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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.