WorldView Series Educates and Inspires
Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Another year and another successful WorldView series educates, entertains, and inspires hundreds at Trinity Christian College.
Screwtape in Person
Actor Tom Key starred in a unique one-man play, “Screwtape in Person,” in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre on October 7. Key’s performance brought C.S. Lewis’s book, The Screwtape Letters, to life, giving audience members a look at humanity from the perspective of hell. This was Key’s second performance at Trinity. As part of the 2010 WorldView Series, Key performed “C.S. Lewis on Stage.”
115 Voices Raised
The Apollo Chorus, the premier volunteer chorus of the Chicagoland area, performed October 14. The group of more than 115 members entertained and inspired a full house of Trinity students, faculty, staff, and community members. The audience enjoyed several pieces based on poetry and selections from the Messiah.
“Trinity is like a tree trunk.”
Reverend Brenda Girton-Mitchell, J.D., director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, discussed the importance of service, at her WorldView presentation on October 21.
“Trinity is like a tree trunk, and others are like branches helping to serve the community,” said Girton-Mitchell, in reference to the College’s participation in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. For more than two years, Trinity students and students from local Muslim faith communities have worked side by side on improvements to the Cal Sag Trail.
Sex and the Soul
Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America's College Campuses, shared the results of her extensive research project, which included conducting hundreds of interviews and polling thousands of students in evangelical, Catholic, public, and nonreligious private colleges.
While students in the other categories appear to be “training themselves” to be ambivalent about sex, said Freitas, students in evangelical colleges consistently consider sexuality within the framework of their faith and religion.