Just Sayin’ – Loving the Sojourner
by Alex Hentschel
I am going to be up front with you: this column is not funny, because its contents are deeply, heartbreakingly serious. This column has an agenda. I have an agenda.
(Hey, at least I wasn’t deceptive about it, right?)
That agenda is to convince you that the cultural tone is wrong on one major point: the treatment of refugees and immigrants. Some well-meaning Christians have been led astray by the politics of fear. In fact, the rise of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee ...
‘From One Man He Made All the Nations’
Students serve and learn in the most diverse square mile in America
by Alex Hentschel
Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta sits the small town of Clarkston — the most diverse square mile in America, according to census data. What used to be a sleepy Southern town was transformed over the last few decades into a place bursting with culture, life and color because of refugee resettlement programs.
Refugees who flee their home countries from intense persecution have resettled in Clarkston from ...
The Columbus Crossing Borders Project
Local artists come together to promote awareness and spark conversations about the refugee crisis
by Katie Milligan
A group of artists in Columbus host a traveling exhibit to raise awareness of the refugee crisis in the U.S. The Columbus Crossing Borders Project consists of 34 paintings, each by a different artist, and a documentary; each piece of art serves to shed a light on the difficulties refugees face.
The project’s paintings serve as a metaphor for the integration of refugees into ...
Fear God in Us, Oh Nations
Cedarville professor creates art to raise awareness of Syrian refugee crisis
by Daniel Garcia
A Cedarville art professor is working on a new project to urge viewers to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.
This will be the second refugee-related artwork by sculpture and ceramics professor Zachariah Benson.
Before beginning his work on the projects, Benson said most of his views regarding refugees came from politics. When the Syrian refugee crisis surfaced, he aligned with his political ...
King’s Kids Ministry Invests in the Future
by Breanna Beers
Rather than “going into all the nations,” some Cedarville students are making disciples as the nations come to them.
King’s Kids, an outreach of Christ the King Anglican Church led primarily by Cedarville students, offers games, snacks, activities and Bible studies for refugee children near the Dayton area.
Since its beginning in 2012, King’s Kids has grown from a few neighborhood families to nearly 60 children between the ages of 5 and 18 who attend the program on ...
Different Types of Disconnect
Missionary kids and international students share what they’ve learned from ministering to refugees
by Zach Krauss and Alex Hentschel
Many refugees have been torn from their homes, had their lives devastated by war, or made an arduous journey to a new place with only their lives intact.
This is why Americans find it difficult to truly understand the plight of a refugee.
However, there are students at Cedarville who are learning advocacy and have had the opportunity to work with refugees ...
Ministering to the Sojourner in Our Land
by Rebekah Erway
With over 125 refugees arriving in Dayton, Ohio, in 2018 alone (according to Catholic Social Services), Cedarville students have a unique opportunity to minister to a disadvantaged group of people who live only 30 miles away.
Many students seem to be aware of this opportunity. Of those surveyed by Cedars, only two percent said they were unfamiliar with the global refugee crisis, and over 21 percent said they have been involved in refugee ministry during their time at Cedarv...
A Life on Mission
Missionaries discuss what it means to have a career in missions
by Keegan D’Alfonso and Josh Burris
A career in missions looks different for everyone. Everyone also has a unique road to the field.
However, there are a few things missionaries must accomplish before going overseas into the field. They have to go through training, raise support and find a missions agency to work through.
Training can come in different forms. Some will go to college for education and missions training. ...
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.
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, ...