Torch, Spring 2001

2 TORCH / Spring 2001 Editor Dr. Martin Clark Managing Editor Roger Overturf Associate Editor Kara Steinman Proofreaders Martha Baldwin Monica Bowen Senior Designer Mike Bieniek Photography Scott Huck Stock Photography Cedarville Torch Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2001 Published by Cedarville University Dr. Paul Dixon, 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 ISSN 1093-4618 Never been saved? 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.” his year has gone by in a flash! Much like a father marvels at how quickly his children grow up and are gone from his household, I marvel at how quickly four years go by for each graduating class. It seems like only yesterday that our current seniors arrived on campus for their “Getting Started Weekend” as incoming freshmen. University administrators, faculty, and staff are very conscious of the fact that we have only a short time to affect the minds, hearts, and lives of our students. We know that our window of opportunity to “provide an education consistent with biblical truth” closes much too quickly. The same truth applies to families. Parents have only a short time to raise their children (and children have only a short time to learn from their parents!). If you are the parent of young children and feel that your time with them is not so limited, talk to any parent whose children are now adults. They will tell you that the time from their child’s infancy to adulthood passed much too quickly. This issue of our newly redesigned Torch is dedicated to helping parents make the most of the limited time they have with their children. “Rediscovering God’s Plan for the Family” is our theme for this academic year and it is the theme of this issue. Take the time to read the articles contained herein and—most importantly—take the time to share honestly and deeply with your kids. I promise it will be time well spent. President, Cedarville University T Time Spent well