The Wheaton Record; October 5, 2012

Below is a representative sample of articles featured in the latest Wheaton Record, the student newspaper of Wheaton College. All articles are written and edited by students. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Wheaton College.


John Piper Provides Insight on Race Relations

Pastor and Wheaton alumni John Piper spoke to Wheaton College students in a chapel service on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and a public event titled "Race, Repentance, and Rejoicing" sponsored by Crossway, the Community Diversity Committee and the Chaplain's Office.


“Racial harmony and diversity is not a social issue. It is a blood issue. The blood of Christ has grafted us in together by one spirit,” said pastor and theologian John Piper in Wheaton College’s Edman Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Piper’s message centered on the issue of race, based on his recent book “Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian.” The Record had a chance to interview Piper about his experiences as a student at Wheaton and the issue of race. More >




Documentary 'With God on Our Side' Challenges Christian Zionism

'With God on Our Side' screening and subsequent Q-and-A session the concealed realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore.


“The people of God should support Israel. Israel deserves the Holy Land. The Palestinians are dangerous.” On Monday, Oct. 1, Plowshares, Solidarity Cabinet and the Community Diversity Committee sponsored the screening of the 2010 film “With God On Our Side” to challenge the Wheaton community to think critically about these traditionally espoused worldviews related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The documentary, directed and produced by Porter Speakman, Jr., seeks to question the theology of Christian Zionism and to tell the “untold stories” of Palestinians living in the Holy Land. More >





The Impact of European Expansion Lingers Among Native Americans

Citizen of the Cherokee nation and president of Elmhurst College, Dr. Alan Ray, challenged students to engage in Native American culture.


“Kill the Indian and save the man” was Captain Richard H. Pratt’s oft-quoted slogan that captured the contentious feelings of Americans with regard to the Native Americans. On Monday, Oct. 1, Dr. Alan Ray, citizen of the Cherokee nation and president of Elmhurst College, discussed the history of the European invasion of Native American land that led to the introduction of this popular slogan in a lecture entitled “Doctrine of Discovery and the Conquest of America.” This event was sponsored by the departments of biblical and theological studies, history and politics and international relations, and the Center for Global and Experiential Learning. More >




Conference Opener Brings out Best in Thunder

Wheaton football team defeated the Augustana Vikings on Saturday, Sept. 29 in first contest of the CCIW conference.


Wheaton’s offense scored 49 unanswered points after surrendering a quick 7-0 lead to Augustana en route to their opening-week conference victory over the Vikings last Saturday, Sept. 29. The Thunder extended their winning streak against the Vikings to six, while also notching the second consecutive game of allowing seven points to an opponent. Wheaton’s aerial attack was at its best, with the duo of senior quarterbacks Jordan Roberts and Garrett Meador combining for 483 yards and four scores and completing passes to 11 different receivers. Roberts completed 17 of 19 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns, while Meador passed for 214 yards and two scores of his own on 15-for-25 passing. More >




Thunder Scoring Early and Often in 2-0 CCIW Start

Wheaton Thunder women's soccer team claimed a victory over North Park University's Vikings on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Carthage College's Lady Reds on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The Wheaton Thunder women’s soccer team kicked off the CCIW season last Saturday, Sept. 29, with a victory over the Vikings of North Park University. Wheaton scored five of their six goals in the first half en route to a 6-0 blowout over their conference foe. The Thunder have traditionally been one of the top conference contenders, and they enter this conference season as two-time defending CCIW regular season champions. The team understands the importance of winning the conference regular season title and securing home field advantage for the conference tournament. More >


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