Torch, Fall 2004

Editor Dr. Bill Brown Managing Editor Roger Overturf Associate Editor Kara DeMusz Proofreaders Martha Baldwin Wendy Orchard Senior Designer Michael Bieniek Photography Scott L. Huck Carrie L. Savage Cedarville Torch Vol. 26, No. 3, Fall 2004 Published by Cedarville University Dr. Bill Brown, President NO PAID SUBSCRIPTIONS Cedarville Torch is published for alumni and friends of Cedarville University. Direct comments and requests for extra copies to: Managing Editor Cedarville Torch 251 N. Main St. Cedarville, OH 45314 937-766-7808 1-800-CEDARVILLE ISSN 1093-4618 Follow the Romans Road to Salvation! Romans 3:10-11 As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.” Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 10:9-13 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Physical Discipline 2 TORCH / Fall 2004 ne of the premier challenges most of us face in life is discipline. We know what’s right; we know what’s appropriate; we know what’s best for us. But, we often fail to properly discipline ourselves in order to appropriate what’s best. This is true in a variety of areas. We know that consistent communion with the Lord is vital to our walk, but we often fail to spend adequate, quality time in the Word and in prayer. We understand our responsibilities to our local assembly, but we often allow other priorities to impede and interfere. The same is true with respect to our physical discipline — especially for American Christians. We recognize our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit (even congratulating ourselves about refraining from certain things because of it), but we mistreat our bodies through improper eating habits and neglect of our bodies’ need for adequate exercise. This issue of TORCH is about some of the ways in which we at Cedarville University are responding to this need for discipline. From the classroom lecture through the varied activities offered to students, faculty, and staff alike, CU is committed to encouraging habits of discipline in the physical, as well as spiritual, aspects of life. Thank you for all you do for Cedarville University and our more than 3,000 students. Bill Brown President Striving for a Crown Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. (I Cor. 9:24-27) O of the The