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Students to #TakeAKnee

Students to #TakeAKnee

What you need to know prior to Silent NightBy Rachel Campbell & Brecken Mumford | Contributors This evening, before complete silence takes over Odle Arena, a group of students will be taking a knee during the national anthem. You may have heard murmurs across campus about it. Maybe you were […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Chorale ministers to incarcerated persons

Chorale ministers to incarcerated persons

What happened when the Taylor Chorale entered a maximum security prison?By Elizabeth Carrier | Contributor I’ve watched the musical “Chicago” once or twice, so I felt like I had a pretty good understanding of what prison was like. On Dec. 6, I found out that I was very wrong. Unlike […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Student news is an institutional watchdog

Student news is an institutional watchdog

Our ViewEditorial Board | Echo Last Saturday morning, eight Echo staffers caravanned to the Indianapolis Marriott North for the Hoosier State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon, and they didn’t come away empty-handed — competing with the likes of Indiana University and Purdue University, The Echo walked away with […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
‘Our theological starting point is God Himself’

‘Our theological starting point is God Himself’

Furthering the conversation on the purposes of chapelBy Kevin Diller | Faculty Contributor I want to thank Campus Pastor Jon Cavanagh and all the students who participated in the October chapel on chapel. I found it to be, as Rev. Cavanagh hoped, both inspirational and informative. I appreciated the moving […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
So you’re interested . . .

So you’re interested . . .

‘All it takes is 10 seconds of courage’By Rae J. Kinsel | Contributor There seems to be an unspoken rule on Taylor’s campus that asking someone out automatically means committing to a lifelong relationship. I am writing to say that this is not truth. At times, there may be that […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Yes, chapel needs grounding, but keep it online

Letter-to-the-editorI wholeheartedly agreed with most of Professor Richard Smith’s article, which outlined a game plan to give theological grounding to our chapel program and education — except one thing. He suggested that chapel services should no longer be broadcast and stored online in order to focus “on the spiritual needs […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
‘Is chapel really worth the bang for our buck?’

‘Is chapel really worth the bang for our buck?’

Why chapel is still worth attendingBy Jimmy Schantz | Contributor Dear Taylor community, as a fellow paying customer of this university, I realize that going here would be a rather poor investment if I were to gain knowledge (and dare I say experiences) here that were only to be applied […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Race is the cancer we must address

Race is the cancer we must address

Student reads ‘race rash’ piece from the Civil Rights tripBy Rachel Campbell | Contributor This past weekend, I had the privilege of going on the Civil Rights trip. While we were riding on the bus watching a documentary about people’s lives torn apart for the sake of the movement, a […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Conversations on race require clarity

Let’s not let misunderstandings divide usBy Alex Berends | Contributor Is racial tension a rash we shouldn’t scratch or a failing organ urgently demanding attention? That depends on how we answer the question, “Does (or should) race matter?” One complicating factor in collective efforts to answer that question is ambiguity […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Professor challenges lack of theological rationale

Professor challenges lack of theological rationale

The chapel gauntlet has been thrown down; will anyone pick it up?By Richard Smith | Faculty Contributor The other day, I read Hoback Fisher’s “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student” regarding the chapel program at Taylor. I was immediately struck that we had a student who was insightful, articulate […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials