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On April 4, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor to speak in chapel, talk with students and faculty during a luncheon and answer questions during a Q and A session. (Photograph by Elyse Baron)

Celebrating the similarities and differences

Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka, visits TaylorBy Elyse Baron | Echo Standing on the Rediger Auditorium stage in sandals and a long black robe, he is not dressed as a typical Taylor chapel speaker. A Franciscan priest, the Rev. Dave Pivonka visited Taylor as part of the Ray Fitzgerald […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor alumnus J.R. Briggs reminds campus about the importance of community during Spiritual Renewal week. (Photograph provided by Kaitlyn Kennedy)

Reviewing spiritual renewal

Spring semester focuses on communityBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo “You can have control or growth, but you can’t have both,” said J.R. Briggs on Feb. 14, during the evening service of Spiritual Renewal week. Briggs, along with Jon Cavanagh, campus pastor, have been preparing for the spring semester Spiritual Renewal […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
‘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

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
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
Furthering the discussion

Furthering the discussion

A response to ‘Chapel: a letter from a concerned student’By Malaina Yoder | Contributor I’m grateful for the opinions expressed in last week’s article “Chapel: a letter from a concerned student.” When we disagree, we have a tendency to dismiss people and leave conversation instead of pressing in to make […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Chapel: a letter from a concerned student

Is the chapel program really achieving its goals?By Hoback Fisher | Contributor Dear Taylor Community, The Life Together Covenant states that our attendance in chapel “is understood as a mature response to our community goals.” Further, it declares “individual honor and commitment to the Taylor community will motivate us to […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
In their shoes

In their shoes

Where cultural understanding meets filmmakingBy Rylie Harrison | Echo From small-town Massachusetts to Ghana and Zimbabwe, James Ault gives a glimpse into Christian life and culture around the world through his films. Documentaries such as “African Christianity Rising” and “Born Again” shine light on the lives of groups which the majority […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Heeding the call to lament and repentance

Heeding the call to lament and repentance

Furthering the conversation on Christian lamentBy Brad Seeman | Faculty Contributor In chapel last week, Professor Soong-Chan Rah rightly drew our attention to lament as a practice the Church should reclaim. Lament fits us as a people who recognize the gap between what God created us for and what we […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials