A true portrait of Calvary life this week wouldn’t be accurate without mentioning “The Blizzard.” Winter Storm Bruce hit Kansas City on Sunday, November 25, the day many students, faculty, and staff were returning from Thanksgiving break. Because of the treacherous driving conditions, classes were canceled and offices closed on Monday and Tuesday. However, our maintenance team was hard at work clearing campus roads and sidewalks. Thankfully temperatures rose above freezing on Wednesday, and thawing has begun!
On November 9, the Calvary Masterworks Chorus presented selected hymns arranged by Christopher Norton and John Rutter’s Requiem to a capacity crowd. The performance took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit so that alumna Bethany Franklin could accompany the group on the pipe organ. The chorus was comprised of Calvary students, staff, alumni, and local singers and was conducted by Jeremy Schell. Students Brittany Hill, Charis Schneeberger, Marilla Flynn, and Abigail Dutoit were soloists. The Requiem was also accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble including student Benjamin Aeschliman on the flute.
The third annual Charles Ryrie Lecture Series took place October 23-26, 2018. Calvary’s own professor, Dr. Tommy Ice, was the speaker for the four-day event. He is the Program Director for the Bachelor in Bible & Theology, and he serves as the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center. Dr. Ice spoke on Tuesday about the importance of Bible prophecy. In the final three sessions, he gave overviews of the pre-trib rapture, tribulation, millennium, and the eternal state. Each message was filled with good information, and students had the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The week concluded with Day of Prayer as students spent the morning praying with faculty and staff before attending the final session.
Dr. Ice answers #CalvaryQuestions from John Oglesby.