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
St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since the founding of the city. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.
Photo courtesy of Missouri History Museum
A map of the St. Louis riverfront and Mississippi River from 1837. Bloody Island is easily spotted as a prominent feature of the river at this time.
This year, the Perk hired eight new baristas, four boys and four girls. This story features the four new girls who are getting in the swing of their new jobs as Perk baristas.
Photos by Haley Sandvoss
An exterior look at Missouri Baptist University’s coffee shop the Perk, on a recent snowy day. The coffee shop, the largest free-standing college coffee shop in the state, is extra popular as a gathering place this time of year.
“I feel like that’s specifically what God’s put on my heart, to write for the broken.”
Photo by Abigail Scanio
Maddi Sullivan sits on her dorm room bed in the MBU Apartments recently, honestly and openly sharing her difficult story of tragedy, challenges and, ultimately, triumph through Jesus Christ.
A quick change of scenery can make for a much-needed day. It’s good to get away once in awhile, and one way is to take in the fresh urban life surrounding the city of Chicago.
Photos by Jessica Danielle Moore