‘Bryson the Bison’: Cedarville Alumnus Writes New Children’s Book
By: Maggie Fipps
“I just became the bison guy.”
How did Luke Freshwater, Cedarville graduate, military veteran, businessman, and father, become known as the bison guy?
Freshwater became fascinated with the fluffy beasts after he heard about their fearless tendencies. When a storm rolls in, instead of fleeing, a bison gallops into it, facing all its fervor. Prominent people such as Crossfit star Rich Froning co-opted this analogy as a galvanizing statement of courage. ...
Faithfulness: More Reflections from a Week in Mazatlan
by Esther Fultz
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Mazatlan, Mexico - heading back from Back2Back ministries
Exhausted. If I could choose one word to describe how I feel right now, that’s what it would be. I’m covered in dirt and concrete, and every muscle in my body is tired. Yet I feel more refreshed than I have in a long time. This work is hard but not in the way that I’m used to, not hard like typing pages and pages of papers, not hard like reviewing the same questions again and again ...
Inmates and students encourage each other through jail ministry part 2
by Esther Fultz
While Cedarville University’s Jail Ministry org is the main way students on campus can get involved in ministering to inmates, students also have the option to minister at the juvenile detention center.
Last year, current junior Molecular Biology major Josh Halsey and current junior Social Work major Sarah Hougtentogler volunteered at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center after the detention center director spoke in one of Hougentogler’s classes. At the ...
Affirming physical and spiritual life at the Pregnancy Resource Clinic
by Noah Tang
This semester, I began to volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC) in Springfield, Ohio. It is a short drive of approximately fifteen minutes north on State Route 72. My internship involves sundry responsibilities, but mainly ministers to the men who accompany their partners for pregnancy tests.
The PRC is piloting a new male mentorship program as part of a wider fatherhood initiative being undertaken by its parent organization CareNet, which includes over a thousand ...
Cedarville Students Impacted by Rising Gas Prices in the Miami Valley
by Anna Harman
Gas prices continue to rise in the Miami Valley. Currently, the average gas price for the Dayton area is about $3.58, and this could increase to $4 by May or June. This increase is caused by several factors. One is the shift to summer gasoline, which generally ranges more expensive. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also announced cuts over the weekend that pushed up the cost of a gallon of gas for Americans.
“The price of gas constantly ...
The person behind the screen isn’t always who you think
By Laci Strouse
The first thing checked in the morning and the last thing seen before bed. Scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and other apps can become addicting and often takes time away from important tasks like homework.
Another way social media disrupts people’s lives is by encouraging an “ideal lifestyle” mindset. The posts people make display their lives at their best: engagement announcements, vacations, baby photos, a shopping trip with friends ...
Mexico mission trip: Snapshots from a week in Mazatlan
By Esther Fultz
Cedarville University’s Global Outreach program provides students with opportunities to serve and evangelize both locally and globally. The GO staff works hard all year to locate service opportunities, recruit trip participants, and equip students and faculty to serve and witness to others. GO organizes mission trips during spring break and over the summer.
Saturday, March 4, 12:30 pm; Phoenix, Arizona
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Inmates and students encourage each other through jail ministry
By Esther Fultz
For many Christians, the incarcerated population is difficult or intimidating to minister to because the majority of those in prison have different life experiences from the average person. Many of them lack access to resources and opportunities Cedarville students take for granted.
In Matthew 25:36, Jesus told his disciples, “I was in prison and you came to see me.” When his disciples asked when they did this for him, he responded, “Truly I say to you, as you ...
Christians confront the possibilities and impossibilities of AI
By Alan Brads
The artificial intelligence (AI) singularity:
A hypothetical point of no return, where machines surpass human intelligence, and learn to teach themselves without human intervention. Also linked with an "intelligence explosion," where machines quickly improve their own abilities, leading to runaway technological progress.
The utopian view of the AI singularity suggests the exponential growth of AI would lead to unprecedented levels of technological progress, including ...
College students share why they love to thrift
By Chloe Smith
Shelves of knick-knacks. Racks of clothes, some with that signature musty smell. Framed prints. Glassware. Shoes. These are common items that fill thrift stores.
Some view thrift stores as places for old junk. To others, it is a modern treasure hunt. Thrifting has become increasingly popular among the younger generations. Some do it to be trendy. Others, to save money. Some even see it as a way to be environmentally friendly and break away from fast fashion.