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Religion

Students voice opinions on dean of chapel Megan K r i g b a u m

Every student exp r e s s e d the d e s i r e f o r

RELIGION EDITOR

a d e a n of c h a p e l t h a t Willi iho p r o s p e c t o f a n e w d e a n

is

not

concerned

ol c h a p c L s t u d e n t s at H o p e h a v e

with the thoughts

m a n y thoughts on w h a t they want

others have about

the next d e a n to bring to the c a m -

their actions and be-

pus. and are s p e a k i n g out on t h e m .

liefs. "1 w o u l d

" T h e n e x t d e a n of c h a p e l s h o u l d

like a

be like N e h e m i a h , w h o , w h e n

chaplain whose aim

faced with o p p o s i t i o n will not

is t o p l e a s e G o d , n o t

c o m p r o m i s e or w a t e r d o w n the

necessarily

n a m e o f the L o r d . " said E t t i e n n e

people

J a c k s o n CO I ) .

w h o doesn't preach

Other students agree with Jack-

self] but p r e a c h e s to

t h e d e a n t o b e c o n s i s t e n t in w h a t

glorify God.

he/she says.

dean]

should

someone

be who

doesn't compromise

t h e y s a y e v e n if it u n i t e n t i o n a l l y

G o d ' s standards and

o f f e n d s p e o p l e . " said Kathryn

w o n ' t back d o w n be-

DcHaan ('03).

c a u s e of what society

says,"

ing. T h i n g s will be b l a c k and w h i t e

Daniel

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said Sletl

" T h e n e x t d e a n of

dependent on the Lord alone,"

c h a p e l will be a m a n

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of t r u t h w h o is not m e n t to the saints.'Mackson said.

about n e e d for a d e a n w h o truly

a f r a i d t o tell it l i k e it i s , " J a c k s o n

a n d w h o is a l s o , in t h e w o r d s o f

" T h i s p e r s o n has to c o n t i n u e to

b e l i e v e s in w h a t h e / s h e p r e a c h e s

said.

L a u r a H a h n f e l d (*03), "really e a s y

b u i l d , in c o n f i d e n c e , t h e b o d y o f

" S o m e t h i n g b i g is a b o u t t o h a p -

S t u d e n t s b e l i e v e that the role of

t o r e l a t e t o a n d c a n e a s i l y r e l a y in-

Christ, that h a s a l r e a d y b e g u n , and

p e n at H o p e . T h e n e w d e a n h a s t o

and a d e a n w h o will live o u t the

t h e d e a n o f c h a p e l is to b e a s p i r i -

f o r m a t i o n to college-age students as

b r i n g it t o i t ' s r e s t o r a t i o n a n d w h o

b e d e a d to t h e w o r l d and start p u s h -

t h i n g s t h e y p r o f e s s in t h e i r d a i l y

tual l e a d e r a n d g u i d e , w h o will in-

a person w h o has e x p e r i e n c e d this

is a l s o a b l e t o s p e a k t h e G o s p e l w i t h

ing the K i n g d o m " said D a n e Splin-

before."

boldness, authority, and encourage-

ter (*02).

to the v e r y c o r e of of their heart,

spire students to k n o w G o d better.

life.

Chaplain staff looks forward to new dean Megan K r i g b a u m

w h o s h o u l d be the dean, as well as

this i s

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w h a t this p e r s o n m i g h t be able to

what they p r o m i s e to d o . "

b r i n g to the H o p e c o m m u n i t y . the p e r s o n m u s t h a v e to be c o n T h e qualifications for the future Dean of C h a p e l have been decided,

sidered for the position. "I h o p e t h a t t h i s p e r s o n w i l l a d -

and a p p l i c a n t s f o r the position are

h e r e to the authority of scripture,

beginning to surface. Although the

b e l i e v e that the w o r d of G o d is t h e

p e r s o n c h o s e n t o f i l l t h i s r o l e at

rule, and s u b m i t to the uniqueness

" t h a t t h e y h a v e p a s s i o n in

with Jesus, as well as a person of

s h o w r e s p e c t f o r all p e o p l e . " W e want a person of vision - the

i n t e g r i t y , t r u t h , a n d h o n e s t y t h a t re-

"I h o p e t h a t t h i s p e r s o n is a l o v e r

s p i r i t u a l g i f t of v i s i o n - n o t o n l y f o r

flects this relationship with Jesus."

of Jesus Christ, w h o devotes their

the a d v a n c e m e n t of G o d ' s vision on

B o e r s m a said.

life to f u r t h e r i n g the k i n g d o m of

H o p e ' s c a m p u s but around the

G o d h e r e o n e a r t h , " s a i d Jill V e r

world. Ben [Patterson] blessed us

ment, t h o u g h , that H o p e n e e d s

Steeg, chaplain."

with a sense that this isn't only here.

d e a n of c h a p e l w h o loves to laugh

We a r e h e r e t o e d u c a t e o u r

W e h a v e to h a v e a w i d e s c o p e vi-

a n d h a v e f u n a n d h a s j o y in t h e i r

m i n d s f o r a l i f e t i m e in w h a t G o d

s i o n o f t h e k i n g d o m of G o d , " s a i d

heart.

w a n t s us to do, and the c h o i c e s w e

D w i g h t Beal, director of w o r s h i p

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H o p e C o l l e g e will not start t h e j o b

of Jesus Christ a s the son of G o d

until July I. p e o p l e o n c a m p u s are

a n d t h e w a y to salvation," said Paul

m a k e , and the way w e b e c o m e a

already stalling to think a b o u t w h a t

Boersma, chaplain.

d o c t o r or a l a w y e r , " O s b u r n said.

E v e r y o n e is in c o m p l e t e a g r e e -

" T h e d e a n o f c h a p e l is s o m e o n e w h o r e p r e s e n t s spiritual life on the

and music. S o m e of t h e c h a p e l s t a f f m e m b e r s

s e n i o r s t a f f at H o p e , w h o s e r v e s a n d

a l s o place- m u c h e m p h a s i s o n t h e

is p a s t o r a l l y a v a i l a b l e t o s t u d e n t s ,

importance of prayer.

f a c u l t y a n d staff a s w e l l a s t h e p r e s i -

t y p e o f p e r s o n t h e y w a n t in t h i s

B a r b O s b u r n , director of out-

Other chapel staff want a dean

position.The chaplain staff will

r e a c h in t h e c h a p l a i n ' s O f f i c e ,

w h o will love s t u d e n t s , faculty, a n d

work most directly with this person,

h o p e s that t h e n e w d e a n will be

staff. T h e y also h o p e that he/she

"I really h o p e f o r a p e r s o n of

and clearly have opinions about

f e r v e n t in h i s / h e r b e l i e f s a n d t h a t

will b r e a t h e v i s i o n into t h e m a n d

p r a y e r , [ s o m e o n e ] in a r e l a t i o n s h i p

dent. I pray for a person with a pastoral heart,"Ver S t e e g said.

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What do you hope the next Dean of Chapel will bring to the campus?

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Heard &

Unity." - J o s h B o c h n i a k (*02)

"Grace."

"Love."

"Integrity a m d a commit-

'Unity."

m e n t to the Bible as the

- M a t t Evearitt ( ' 0 3 )

- J e s s e Bolinder ('03)

- M e g a n Daniels ('03)

Truth and a love and passion f o)rr t h e L o r d . "

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