Torch, Spring 2002

TORCH 16 TORCH / Spring 2002 David Jeremiah at Winter Enrichment Conference C edarville University welcomed Dr. David Jeremiah as its guest speaker for the 2002 Winter Enrichment Conference January 21-23. His series on “Facing the Giants in Your Life” provided practical teaching on fear, temptation, failure, doubt, and worry. On the first full day of the conference, Jeremiah spoke to pastors from eight states in a special post- chapel message on discouragement. After lunch, Jeremiah fielded questions from the 475 pastors. Jeremiah, a 1963 graduate of Cedarville, is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, Calif. His radio broadcast, “Turning Point,” is heard on more than 900 radio outlets, and he has authored many books, including Slaying the Giants in Your Life , Escape the Coming Night , The Power of Encouragement , and Gift From God . To order audiocassettes of part or all of the conference, call CDR Radio at 1-800-333-0601. news c a m p u s n e w s c a m p u s n e w s campus What Does it Mean to be Human? C edarville University hosted the seventh annual Conference on Bioethical Issues, “What Does it Mean to be Human? A Christian Perspective in Bioethics,” on November 1. Co-sponsored by Mount Vernon Nazarene College, the conference featured Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries International. In his first session, Anderson spoke on “Personhood at the Beginning of Life,” which focused on abortion, fetal tissue experimentation, and stem cell research. His second session centered on “Personhood at the End of Life,” discussing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Key to Anderson’s presentations were his focus on the moral questions posed by modern technology and how Christians can be involved in the public debate on these issues. A graduate of Oregon State, Yale, and Georgetown, Anderson is the author of several books (including Living Ethically in the 90s and Moral Dilemmas ) and nationally-syndicated editorials. He hosts the radio program “Probe” and frequently serves as guest host on “Point of View” (USA Radio Network) and “Open Line” (Moody). Cedarville Lady Jackets Take Cross Country Nationals C edarville University captured its first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) title in any sport by winning the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Championship in November. Elvin King, who is in his 33rd year as head coach at Cedarville, was voted NAIA National Coach of the Year. Junior Erin Nehus placed third and earned All-American honors at the event; joining her on the All-American unit were juniors Jennifer Tetrick and Heidi Wright. Cedarville claimed the national title without a senior among the top seven runners. The NAIA title followed Cedarville’s wins at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) championship and the American Mideast Conference championship, also held in November. Coach King was also tabbed NCCAA Coach of the Year while guiding the Jackets to their fourth overall NCCAA title and their first since 1996. Dr. Terry Phipps, professor of biology, moderates a discussion on bioethical issues.