Students Show off their Preaching Chops
By Mark Hamilton
Last Friday’s chapel featured two very special guest speakers: our very own Brandon McGinnis and Kelsay Gardiepy. Both students did their best and gave us in the audience a fine chapel experience. Brandon spoke about the importance of keeping the focus on God instead of on externals (such as music, liturgy, ceremony, etc.), while Kelsay gave a stirring message on how God’s plans and your own plans don’t always match up the way you expected them to.
Watching from the audience I could tell that they were both nervous and excited to be giving a message in front of a packed-out chapel audience. By the time Brandon began to speak the chapel had filled to capacity and more were standing along the back wall. Was this because of the appeal of hearing fellow students speak, or because it was a Preview Day? Probably a combination of both. In any case, it took real courage and moxy to speak on serious subjects in front of such a large crowd of their peers, and I for one would like to congratulate them for doing such a good job.
This Friday’s chapel will also feature student speakers: Isaac O’Casey and Karlie Solinger. Make sure you come to hear them and give them some encouragement.