Along with the beginning of the holiday season this year, Dr. Schubert has introduced a series of outreach opportunities called the “Season of Caring,” which is intended to become a yearly tradition. I’m sure that many lives will be touched through the combined efforts and outpouring of support into the many opportunities this presents here on campus, and I have a great deal of respect for organizations like Love and Care Ministries which was partnered with our MissionÂ Thanksgiving efforts last week. However, can we in Christ’s kingdom, where the first becomes last, the leaders are servants, and the powerful and privileged are called to sacrifice that power and privilege, isolate our caring to one season? I’m convinced Jesus compels us to be a people of caring and an institution of caring. I believe that’s Dr. Schubert’s goal. Still, we’ve chosen an unfortunate name that, in my opinion, sends the opposite message.
Lawton Pybus, junior English major from Red Oak