The 75th anniversary of Multnomah University is being celebrated. I am only a tiny part of the bigger picture of the lives of the people here.
As we launch this new publication, I want this to be a representative voice of all of us. I want the stories of the life of a security guard on his rounds. I want to share what students are talking about, laughing about, learning about. I want the seminary student who is struggling as a pastor—as he find the answers for his broken congregation—to speak up and be vulnerable to all of us about the journey of being in ministry. I want the relevance of Multnomah and its influence of alumni to be shared. I want us to discuss the relevant theologies that we are debating over today. Let’s be influencers of our times.
I invite you, readers, to take part in helping share with us the stories that are being told, yet are not being heard. Share with us the thoughts that are musing all inside your brains yet without outlet. You are the ones that will help make this publication ours, the true voice of the students. Without you, I believe these writings could fade.
So let’s represent the significance of our institution, because if we do not, there is no one else to pick up the torch. Now, more than ever, the responsibility lies on our shoulders. It will have to be a choice. It will have to be intentional. But I believe we can all work together to share the cutting edge of theology and hot topics amongst our sphere of influence.
Let’s dare to be bold and relevant in our passive society. If we don’t, then the loudest voice will prevail. And why should Christians choose to be silent? We have new roots. New start. New beginning. Now, who wants to join in?