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Challenges in Chapel

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Challenges in Chapel

Mark Cahill, speaker and author on evangelism. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

December 15, 2006

In an effort to challenge students in missions, evangelism, and ethics, Cedarville University welcomed as chapel speakers this fall the Rev. Bruce McDonald ’69, Dr. Kerby Anderson, and Mark Cahill.

Bruce, who spoke in chapel on October 25 and 26, began working with ABWE in 1977 as a church planter in Austin, Texas. He later created Pro-Athlete Spiritual Service (PASS) Ministry. While directing PASS, Bruce served as chaplain for the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team and conducted more than 600 chapels for various sporting events. In 2002, he became ABWE’s international director of sports, coordinating and developing the use of sports and recreation in church planting. Beginning in January 2006, he was asked to start Coach Ministry, geared to assist missionaries and pastors and their families. This ministry holds Spiritual Life Conferences both in the U.S. and overseas, writes materials for missionaries and pastors, and provides opportunities for them to be refreshed and refocused. Bruce has authored three books (Bridge Evangelism, Real Men Pray, and The Fight of Faith) and several magazine articles featuring Christian athletes.

Dr. Kerby Anderson, national director of Probe Ministries International, spoke in chapel on November 1. Probe Ministries was founded in 1973 and was established to provide lifelong opportunities to integrate faith and learning. Through conferences, radio programs, and online resources, the organization seeks to renew minds and equip Christians to engage the world for Christ. In addition to serving as director of Probe Ministries, Kerby is also the author of several books, including Genetic Engineering, Origin Science, Moral Dilemmas, and Christian Ethics in Plain Language. A nationally syndicated columnist, his editorials have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald, and The San Jose Mercury. Anderson also hosts the Probe radio program and Point of View (USA Radio Network).

Mark Cahill, speaker and author on evangelism, shared his vision for reaching the lost with Cedarville students on November 16. After graduating from Auburn University with a business degree, Cahill worked in the business world before becoming a teacher at a Catholic high school. His passion for evangelism and touching as many lives as possible soon led him to embark on a full-time speaking career. Mark speaks to more than 25,000 people annually at churches, retreats, conferences, colleges, and camps, equipping and challenging Christians to share their faith. In addition to his speaking career, Mark is also the author of One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven and One Heartbeat Away.