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The Forgotten History of Bloody Island

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.


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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. 

Have Faith, Get Out of the Boat and Trust God in Your Challenges

The biblical story in Matthew Chapter 14 reminds us about the importance of having faith in Jesus Christ when the waters of life threaten to consume us. As Jesus walked on the lake to greet his disciples in their fishing boat, many were afraid they were seeing a ghost, but Peter knew it was Jesus and got out of the boat to walk on the water to Him. As long as Peter’s faith was strong, his footing on the water was firm, but when he got nervous and took his eye off Jesus, he began to sink. This true story reminds us to keep our eyes on Christ during times of doubt, and this is the topic of today’s blog, asking writers to give their opinions on what this biblical story means to them personally.

Photo by Dylan White

What Is Your Favorite Movie?

The 2020 Oscars air this Sunday, Feb. 9, and blockbuster films from 2019 like “Joker,” “1917” and “The Irishman” are all heavily favored for the coveted categories of best picture, best cinematography and best adapted screenplay. In preparation for the Academy Awards, MBU journalism students went into the MBU community to discover the all-time favorite movies of students, faculty and staff. 

Remember What We Celebrate at Easter

As we enjoy the Easter weekend, it’s an important time to take a moment away from studying for final exams and wrapping up final projects, a time to reflect on what this holiday means, a time to remember that God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and rise from the grave three days after He was crucified. It’s a time to give thanks for our salvation. Today’s blogs ask students to reflect on key questions they ponder at this most important time on the Christian calendar.

Photos by Maddi Sullivan

Adversity — Part 2: How Do We Deal With the Inevitable?

Sometimes it feels more like failure, sometimes it’s an opportunity to learn through the challenges that life ultimately brings. But one thing is certain, we will all go through periods of adversity in our lives. Today’s blog topic for MBU journalism students provides personal commentary into what we do in and through these difficult times. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.

Photo by Savanna Cantrell

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Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
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