Posted on October 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Well we're coming up on day six of week six.
I was just talking with my friend Jason today about how school seems to be going so slow yet so fast at the same time this quarter. By week six, most of us are starting to feel the burn of our academic lifting. I know I am! Thankfully, though, the campus has been buzzing with a ton of awesome activities to keep us sane.
Students pulled out their Matrix moves at SA Dodgeball last Saturday night in their efforts to win the coveted $200 prize for the winning team of ten. Many have enjoyed lounging in the new and improved Campus Center throughout its first full week of operation. Even events off campus have sparked excitement, like the Giants' 11 to 7 victory over the Rangers in game one of the World Series—definite cause for celebration among our many campus Giants fans. As a student chaplain, I've also been watching God work in the lives of students at PUC. This weekend, Homeless Ministries is back at People’s Park in Berkeley to feed those who have fallen on difficult times, and Manna Ministries is gearing up for its Halloween canned food drive. Despite the often-tiresome labor that school requires, there are lots of ways to blow off steam and have a good time.
In the midst of all the great things going on this year, we are still reminded to pause and take an assessment of where we are headed with such great speed. We received the news Tuesday of our coming loss of PUC chaplain Roy Ice, who has been a spiritual leader at our school for the last six years. I talked with Ice and he explained his decision in terms of Revelation 2:17, where Jesus describes giving His faithful ones a white stone with a new name. Ice said that his ministry journey has been characterized by experiences in which God has called him to similar experiences which are making clearer to him what that new name is. So he’s leaving PUC intending to continue seeking that new name and challenging us to do the same here.
So as we look forward to week seven, we are excited for new adventures and new challenges. Coming adventures will inspire us and give us purpose and new challenges will make us better people. After all, isn’t that what college is all about?
Peace to all my fellow students and to those who work to keep this school going,
Sophomore, Theology Major
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