Monday, November 5, 2018
The Lord has given Anwar Smith a passion to serve youth since he was a teenager. Prior to joining By The Hand Club in 2014, Anwar served as a director for a large nonprofit organization where he provided consultation to 26 community centers in and around Chicago. Before that he lived and worked in Wisconsin for a ministry to at-risk youth who were referred by the court. In his “spare” time, Anwar is the volunteer youth pastor at Living Word Church and has an extensive letter writing ministry to inmates in prison. Anwar has a Master of Education degree in youth development from UIC and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian education and youth ministry from Taylor University.
- When was the last time your heart was so gripped with the immensity of an issue that you felt compelled to do something about it?
- As you read scripture what are some of the issues that you noticed Jesus purposefully getting engaged in?
- What are some of the things that get in the way of you getting involved in issues that matter to God?
Songs from Chapel:
What a Beautiful Name
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tebow grew up the son of missionaries, and even after moving to Florida as a child, he returned to the Philippines as a teenager to share his Christian faith and serve the needy.
In 2010, he launched the Tim Tebow Foundation, which “exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life-changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in four countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs.”
Tebow, who is currently signed to play baseball in the New York Mets organization,
is also a college football analyst for the SEC network. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN’s Year of the Quarterback series. He later released Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011. He also contributes to a variety of
ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage. He is active in a variety of philanthropic activities through his Tim Tebow Foundation.
Tebow will be releasing a new book this October, Shaken: Discovering Your True
Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms (WaterBrook).
1. How have you seen God at work in your life in the midst of a tough decision?
2. Where is God calling you after Taylor?
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Reverend Dr. Laura Smit
The Reverend Doctor Laura A. Smit is Professor of Theology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She studied medieval philosophy and theological aesthetics at Boston University where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on aesthetic epistemology in the theology of Saint Bonaventure. She is the author of the popular book, Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love. Her commentary on the book of Judges for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible if forthcoming this summer. From 2003 to 2008, Smit served as Dean of the Chapel at Calvin College. At present, she is an assistant pastor at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Her current research interests are focused on the thought of C.S. Lewis, particularly on Lewis as a medievalist, as well as her ongoing work on Bonaventure and theological aesthetics.
- How can you practice sitting quietly at Jesus’ feet?
- What can you change in order to learn without it being in the spirit of work?
Monday, November 26, 2018
Rev. David Neville
Neville is native of Merrillville, Indiana, and an Indiana University graduate. He enjoyed a distinguished professional track career that was highlighted by a gold medal for the United States in the men’s 4×400 and a bronze in the men’s 400 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Neville also won gold in the 400 meters at the 2008 Indoor USA Championships and earned bronze in the 400 meters in at the 2006 USA Championships and the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Neville, who served as the head coach of Taylor University’s track and field program from 2014-17, serves as one half of the sprint coaching tandem with associate head coach Tim Hall. The 2018-19 season marks David Neville’s second season at Tennessee as an assistant coach for sprints, hurdles and relays. He has also worked as a personal trainer for sprinters and has given individual lessons to high school athletes. Neville also served as the worship pastor and director of young adult ministries at Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship Church. Most recently, Neville served as Associate Pastor at Elevate City Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Neville and his wife, Arial, are parents to a four-year old daughter named Acaia and a newborn son named David.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Chris and Cindy Haughey
Chris is founder and Head Elf of Tegu. Chris runs Manufactura Tegu, the Company’s manufacturing operation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. From this post, Chris manages all aspects of Tegu’s global supply chain and patent-pending manufacturing process. Chris is fluent in Spanish for business and engineering and manages a team of 50 workers. Chris plays an integral role in Tegu’s product development process and is instituting lean
manufacturing practices with his team in Honduras. Chris has lived in Honduras since Tegu was launched in 2009. Chris graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a management consultant with the Los Angeles practice of The Boston Consulting Group. Chris and his wife, Cindy, live in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with their two chocolate labradors, Sam and Sophie.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Bethany Jenkins is vice president of forums and content at The Veritas Forum, a contributor at The Gospel Coalition, and a senior fellow at The King’s College. She has also worked in Congress, at the State Department, on Wall Street and in Big Law. She received her BA from Baylor and JD from Columbia. Bethany lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York for 14 years.
1. What did you find interesting or surprising from the talk?
2. What do you want to do, if anything, in response to the talk?
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Dr. May Young
May Young (PhD Theological Studies: Old Testament and Masters of Divinity (MDIV), Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL) is an Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew in the Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy (BSCMP) department at Taylor University. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level including internationally in Asia. Her research focuses on lament and Biblical poetry. Prior to commencing her theological studies, she worked as a Research Consultant in Health and Welfare Benefits for eleven years. May has two children, Andrew and Deborah, who are currently attending the University of California, Berkeley.
1) What distractions are keeping you from taking the time to remember?
2) What can you do today to help you remember God’s name and His wonders?
Songs from Chapel:
Call upon the Lord
No Other Name