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Note from an Editor: Memories of Me

by Emily Day Until now, I have spent the majority of my life in a classroom. Shocking I know. The truth is, for the average twenty-something, most of their memories are tied to some form of educational institution, whether with friends or family members. Some memories are good, like meeting your best friend or finally mastering all the bones in the body (cause one day you will NEED to know the difference between the radius and the ulna, promise). Other memories are more traumatic, like ...

The Other Side of the Field

Missions perspectives from those who grew up overseas by Rebekah Erway and Emily Day For some students here at Cedarville, missions is more than just a concept or a future plan. These MKs, or missionary kids, and internationals have seen some of what the work of missionaries is like on the other side of the field. Growing up in the midst of missions gave them some insights about it. Some names and country names have been altered or withheld to protect those in secure locations. Abbie ...

GO Make Disciples

Learn how Global Outreach got started, how they are on mission today by Alexandria Hentschel and Paolo Carrion When Dr. Don Callan started his short-term missions program at Cedarville University 46 years ago, then called Missions Involvement Service (MIS), he was greeted with mixed responses. “I’ve had a couple pastors buy me lunch to chew me out,” Callan said. These pastors thought that the ministry was “stealing” money from full-time missionaries. What Callan knew, however, ...

Missions v. Ministry

Cedars explores the debate discussing the difference between missions and ministry by Callahan Jones It was this instruction from Jesus, “The Great Commission,” that sent Christianity out across the globe and it is the command that drives mission efforts today. Over the last several decades, there has been a shift in the church’s overall approach to missions. Partially kick-started with the coining of the term “10/40 Window” by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in ...

Athletes for Christ

Cedarville’s basketball team has been going to the mission field since 1971 by Josh Burris and Tim Miller The Cedarville men’s basketball team has been going on mission trips since the summer of 1971 when Dr. Don Callan was the team’s head coach. The idea for the Cedarville basketball mission trips came from Callan and retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, who was playing at the time. Callan went on a basketball mission trip to Taiwan when he was a player at Taylor University. Reno, Cedarvi...

Finding Joy in Guatemala

Senior Zachary Bindus and junior Marissa Smith weren't sure they wanted to go on one of Global Outreach's spring break mission trips. But through a series of events, God made it clear to both of them that they were supposed to be in Guatemala. Here is a glimpse into their experiences during their week abroad. [All photos courtesy of Marissa Smith]

In Search of Identity

by Adam Pittman Who are you? What constitutes your sense of self? What gives you purpose and meaning? I have spent this past academic year thinking on these questions, and even before this year these questions were at the heart of seemingly every facet of my life. We live, above all else, in a culture founded on tastes that define identity — music, fashion, literature, films, hobbies, food. It is as if we can craft people based on their likes and dislikes. The danger of this identity ...

Womens Rugby Org Shows Major Growth

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-PHD3qJmo By Gwendolyn Peterson The Cedarville women’s rugby team is a new org on campus, and it might look a lot different than you would expect. The org has grown this semester from six girls to over 20,. It centers around learning, practicing and playing the game of rugby. They practice weekly and have participated in one scrimmage so far this year. The team is mostly beginners, with only four of the members having any experience ...

Grunts: AKA Student Assistants

The students that serve as assistant coaches are the grease that keeps the basketball team on the move by Josh Burris Caleb Jacobs comes to the gym an hour and a half before the start of every men’s home basketball game to make sure everything is ready. He checks the locker room to make sure the players’ jerseys are at the appropriate locker. During the game he sits on the bench with the team along with fellow assistant Sean Blackburn and chart each possession. Some people work hard to ...