Chapel Report January 16-20

Anthony Villatoro
Anthony Villatoro

Our chapel theme for this week was Angered. As Christians, sins like racism should call for righteous anger as people are victims and perpetrators of racism. We also looked at how the scriptures call us to respond when we are angry.

Monday’s school day was cancelled because of weather.

On Tuesday, we had a special speaker, Stacey Walker, come for Martin Luther King day. Stacey is the first African American elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

Stacey Walker
Stacey Walker

Wednesday’s chapel was a continuation of the emphasis on racism. Two students, Steven Jimenez and Anthony Villatoro shared about how they have experienced racism, and faculty member Lee Ebersole shared about discovering ways that he had participated in the racism of society. There was a reading to acknowledge the presence and effects of racism and the call of God to move beyond that.

On Thursday, Josh Wenger came and spoke about scriptural examples of overcoming anger.

Steven Jimenez
Steven Jimenez

Friday’s chapel was a skit depicting a basketball game played in anger and then showed how it could be different without the displays of anger. We then watched an I Am Second video of Duche Bradley overcoming his anger issues.