Category Archives: BSU Update

Summer Update

So… what did you do this summer?                                                                   … Continue reading

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Love is…

This week we spent a couple of days in the Lion’s Den at MSSU asking people to finish the statement, “Love is…” As you might imagine we got a great variety of comments and had some really good conversations with … Continue reading

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Common Notes 2.15.18

The BSU is a Southern Baptist ministry, and one of the greatest benefits of that is our association with the Baptist Faith & Message, the Southern Baptist statement of faith. The BF&M helps inform our belief and behavior, acting as … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Defend 2018, day 3

Craig Hazen pointed out that while Jesus is a universal religious figure–everyone feels the need to deal with him–only Christianity makes him the central figure. Gary Canfield taught that it’s okay to fail, that failure can direct us to where/what … Continue reading

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Common Notes 4.25.17

Sometimes it just feels like life is out to get you, like you’re just living under siege. There’s a reason for that. According to the Bible, the world is a corrupt place and hates you. Yes, hates you. On top … Continue reading

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Common Notes 4.18.17

What do you call someone who’s first impulse when life gets hard isn’t to look for God’s help, but always to take care of problems themselves? Stubborn? Defiant? Prideful? Perhaps. But how about human? After all, Hezekiah was like that … Continue reading

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Vandalism at the BSU

At some point during Spring Break a graffiti artist tagged the storage shed behind the BSU. “Ethos” covered two walls facing away from the building and our trash dumpster. When it was discovered, The Joplin Police department were informed and … Continue reading

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