in the Middle: The "C" in TCU
| C is
for Choice | C
is for Church Affiliation | C
is for Challenging Perceptions | C
is for community | C
is for Critical Thinking
C is for Christian beliefs
By John Mark Day
Religion and Journalism Junior
"C" in TCU can, at times, seem somewhat lowercase. So lowercase youÕd
probably miss it at first glance.
not mean Texas Bible University, much to the surprise of a few wide-eyed
freshmen every year who have naively gotten the wrong idea (a group of
which I speak from personal experience).
"C", even if it is lowercase, means a great deal to me. It means I am
on a campus where I can be a Christian. It also means, though, that I
am on a campus where I can be a religion major for four years and take
only one practical ministry class (which is, incidentally, one of the
best classes I have ever taken).
"C" in TCU means is that I am a Christian at a school where my belief
isnÕt handed down to me by an administrative edict. It means that I have
had to continue to work out my faith with much fear and trembling, but
it means that I have opportunity to see that faith built.
seeing your Chancellor at a university-sponsored prayer vigil when tragedy
rocks your nation.
having true, deep relationships based on something eternal -- brothers and
sisters forged by something deeper than organizational ties.
occasionally, fighting for what you believe. More often, it means celebrating
being on a campus with people who share the hope you have, and with people
who donÕt understand it.
that I am a Christian in a school that prepares me to be a Christian in
the real world.
that "C" may be just a little misleading. But lowercase or not, IÕm sure
glad itÕs there.