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Park in the Smokey Moun- door trips



The recovery implemented j
skills the students had been
going over in workshops, HiUs
said.



tains while on an intensive The police were at the scene

study trip. first, then the rescue team The intensive study trip i

According to Channel 3 was called. The students were for graduate students worldnt ,

News' Web site, Jesse Brude, ; n the right place at the right on their master's in outdoor

23, died from a 6o-foot fall time to help with the recovery, education. The course includes I

while climbing by himself near sa id Steve Bontekoe, an ad- non-classroom activities such !

Suck Creek. Authorities said j unc t professor in the School as assignments, projects and

Brude was discovered by his f Education & Psychology. online discussions, as well as j

brother at 4 p.m. "I'm a part of the rescue the ll-day intensive trip.

"He and his brother were team, and when I got the call "What I liked the „„,,

both avid climbers, and [his r told them that I had a group about the trip was that wt

brother] knew where he would that was capable, and we could were participating in the real j

be," said Sgt. Dusty Stokes, of be there fast," said Michael world," said Ryan Litchfield, a 1

the Hamilton County Sheriffs Hills, an associate professor senior outdoor teacher educa- f

Department. in the School of Education & tion major. "We were talldntl

When he found the body, his Psychology. "The students did to teachers, current employees I

brother called Marion County a professional job." in the field and providing res-J

Police Department. Stokes The responsibilities of the cue services to those in need"

said he got the call about the students were to put up at 300-

body at 5:30 p.m. foot highline over Suck Creek,



Collegedale Church starts anonymous blog site I



Katie Hammond
Mw; EminB



A Web site where students
can post anonymous blogs
about addictions and strug-
gles, churchsecrets.net, was
officially launched by Colleg-
edale SDA church during the
last week in January. The site
also allows anyone to respond
and give advice to the blogs.

"[The Web site] is not sim-
ply for airing concerns," said
John. Nixon, senior pastor of
the Collegedale SDA church.
"It's to get support, under-
standing and help from people
with similar problems who
have found a way out."

A variety of blogs have been
posted on the site, with topics
such as sustaining devotional
life, pornography addictions,
homosexuality and sex. At
least half of the blogs posted
have to do with sex, Nixon
said.

N,ixon thinks that the site
has the potential for being
helpful, but only if advice is of-
fered to the blogs. !

"The site will be unhealthy
unless people's problems and
concerns are being responded



to in a healthy way," Nixon
said. "It's for more than just
venting."

Students and community



Hi think that
more vulner-
ability and trans-
parency is really
important and the
Web site is a step



whatever is inappropriate ill
just deleted," said Eddie Cor-f
nejo, a senior religious stadia!
major and student coordinate
for Renewal church service.

In addition to blogs posted!
by students, the site features!
a "Nixon Asks" section, when!
Nixon posts a question fal
people to respond to.

The response to the Well
site has been mostly positive,!
with only a couple of negate!
posts, Nixon said. One student!
posted a blog questioning h»»|
_ _the site was redemptive, bf

m that direction.^ 7 added.

Some students like the*

-Bjorn Harboldt and its goals, but would* 11 !

see people be even more op*|

with each other,
members can respond to the "I think that more v

blogs posted, and Nixon said ability and transparency^

that he occasionally responds really important and the I

anonymously as well. He site is a step in that "Hi

added that faculty and religion tion," said Bjorn Harbi

professors have been invited junior management entref I

to visit the site and respond. neurship major. "But its ■ "■

No topics are excluded enough because we need «m

from being discussed on the able to discuss these p«

site, however, the articles are personally within our «

screened for language. nity."

"Three or four people have
access to the Web page and



BURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009



NEWS



Idventist-Muslim meetings come to Southern



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3



Southern Adventist Univer-
i hosted the North Ameri-
J Division (NAD) Adventist
ftlim Relations Summit
Ki Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. The
[unit was part of the efforts
^ie NAD Adventist Muslim
jtions and featured Bryan
[ant, the director of this
as one of the key

Jallant, who began his work
Jie director of this program
Jovember, said the goal of
■summit was to "raise the
Rreness of the work of the
^nentist Muslim Relations



"We hope to start having
summits on the east and west
coasts each year," Gallant said.
"We especially want to get stu-
dents on our university cam-
puses involved."

The summit began with a
presentation at vespers by Gal-
lant and continued through
the weekend with several pre-
sentations on Saturday and
Sunday mornings, breakout
discussion sessions on Satur-
day afternoon and a question
and answer time on Saturday
evening.

Kristina Benfield, a senior
graphic design major, attend-
ed one of the hour-long pre-
sentations on Saturday morn-
ing about how the Adventist



Students build duplex



Imanda Allen



E ve students and their in-
Hctor in Southern's con-
Hction management pro-
mt are almost halfway done
ffl a housing construction
Bet on University Drive,
ffitder the supervision
Michael Mehlenbacher,
istcuctor in the construc-
01 management program,
he class began construction
^ftitember of 2008. The
Btory duplex is 1,300
b feet with a two-car
fe, three bedrooms and
pis. The class plans to
te finishing touches on
terior of the house after
■break. When the house
^Pleteditwillbeusedfor
[married students or fac-
>using.

jiething that I like about
Eject is the framing and
|>ds-on, physical type of
Isaid Brett Mehlenbach-
§>Phomore construction
|ement major.
§ ls the first year that
|»hashadaconstruc-
Tfnagement program,
^gned to give students.'
i ctl( *l skills and hands-
|«wnce that they need
| aw e to supervise and

resuming to end.
■T^Meeks, a sophomore




Photo By Trisha Moor
David Moore hammers boards to-
gether for a porch on a new house
on University drive.

construction management ma-
jor said, "Most importantly,
since it is a construction man-
agement class, we get to build
a house from the ground up so
it is the most practical knowl-
edge one can get in that field."

The instructors believe that
this program has alot of poten-
tial and hope it will grow in the
next few years. It equips stu-
dents to be competitive in the
market place as construction
supervisors. Ideally the con-
struc-tion program would
build one house per year.

Mehlenbacher said, "It's
a lot more than a trades pro-
gram, it's a program for bright
and smart kids who are able to
apply the essence of their skills
to practical settings."



message is unique in that it
can break down walls between
the Adventist and Muslim cul-
tures.

"I liked how the emphasis
was on getting to know them
[Muslims] and understand-
ing them first," Benfield said.
"His [Gallant's] approach was
all about understanding their
culture as opposed to pointing
out the differences between

Guian Goulet, a sophomore
animation major, also at-
tended several of the Saturday
morning presentations as well
as vespers and felt that the
summit was a great learning
opportunity.

"I didn't know much about




Photo By Ashley Cheney

bryan Gallant, director of Adventist Muslim Relations for the NAD,
speaks for the February 13 vespers.

Muslims going into the pre- do have in common and how

sentations," Goulet said. "I much of an opportunity we

think the biggest thing that have to reach them with this

stood out to me was seeing common ground."
how much we [as Adventists]



Career Center provides counseling to students



Julie HrrrLE

St«f Wmn



Southern's Career Center
provides free help and advice
to students who need direction
in planning their academic ca-
reers.

According to Southern's in-
stitutional research and plan-
ning department, 85 students
registered as either undecided
or general studies majors this
year. When students go for ca-
reer counseling they may find a
variety of helpful information.
With the help of a career coun-
selor, students can take career
assessments, view job descrip-
tions, check out economic data
to compare employment rates,
learn interview skills and job
search strategies, develop their



resume and get counseling.

Students have found this
system beneficial. Michelle
Edwards, a sophomore psy-
chology major, was having a
difficult time deciding on a
major until she talked with the
career counselor.

"He really helped me real-
ize that I was meant to go into
career counseling so I can help
students like me find direction
in life," Edwards said.

Jeremy Moore, the career
services coordinator at South-
ern, looks at many factors to
help a student decide on an
area of study. First, he looks
at their philosophy in life in-
cluding how much they want
to work, where they want to
work and for how long. Then,
he looks at their skills and



physical capabilities to iden-
tify which areas are best for
them.

"Even if a sophomore hasn't
declared a major yet, they
shouldn't worry too much,"
Moore said, although he says
that sophomores should know
what they want to study by
April of their sophomore year.

Moore suggested asking
three questions when consid-
ering a major, "Do you per-
form well academically? Are
you innately interested in what
you're studying? Do you feel
that you fit into that area?"

Students who need aca-
demic guidance should not
hesitate to contact the Career
Counseling Center. They are
located on the second floor of
Lynn Wood Hall.




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4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT

Race

Continued from Pg. l

Bontekoe said.

"It's their race, but it ben-
efits our department," said
Mike Hills, assistant professor
in the School of Education &
Psychology.

Bontekoe said that prizes,
such as handcrafted mugs,
will also be given to different
age groups on race day.



NEWS



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY]'



. 2009



Some students are looking
forward to the race.

"I'm really excited about
running this race," said Megan
Southerland, a sophomore
nonprofit administration and
development major. "I've been
in 5k road races, but I'm ex-
pecting this 6k trail race will
be so much fun. I also know
that my money will go to a
good cause."

Students who are interested



in registering for the race can
sign up at www.rockcreek.
com/southern6 or at the gym
on race day.



Homeless

Continued from Pg. l

group comes up with a menu
and each family chooses some-
thing to prepare.

After passing out food,
everyone mingles and some
friendships have been formed.

"They have invited us to
their camps," Jones said.
"They will sleep anywhere,
from the woods, to bushes
along the road, to garages. But
often the city will come and
bulldoze their camps, claim-
ing that it is best for the home-
less."



Robert, a homeless man,
really appreciates what the
ministry is doing and he is
now helping spread the word
to others. The Joneses have
taken Robert to church with
them and he is now interested
in studying the Bible and be-
ing baptized. Robert now leads
out in a Bible study for about
20 people.

The ministry has made an
impact on some students.

After helping with the min-
istry, Beau Sherman, a senior
character animation major
said, "I need to share what I
have to help those who lack."
According to the online



Chattanoogan, there has been
a 40 percent increase in home-
less families since the foreclo-
sure crisis.

Spending time with the
homeless causes many stu-
dents to wish they could do
more. There are hopes of
growing the program. Even-
tually Jones would like to get
a non-profit organization run-
ning and have shelters built
where even more ministry can
take place.

Friends in the Park will be
meeting Feb. 21. To get in-
volved, contact Justin Jones at
[email protected]




meet the



FIRMS

2-5 p.m.



thursday,
feb. 19

Look:

for an internship
Apply:

for a job
Bring:

your resume
Dress:

for success



Church Atrium

and
Fellowship Hall

Check the website...

meetthefinns.southern.edu



Elections

Continued from Pg. i

which did not correspond with
spring break, voter turnout in-
creased more than 50 percent
with almost 300 more ballots
cast, according to the Hamil-
ton County Election Commis-
sion.

This change will be ben-
eficial for Southern students
and faculty as well as the city
of Collegedale. To resched-
ule elections to a time when
school is in session would cost
the city $2,500, but with early



voting they can keep voter
turnout high without added
costs, said Larry Hanson, Col-

i legedale city commissioner.

I Any student that is reg .
istered to vote in Hamilton
County may vote in the elec-
tions, Johnson said, other
leaders in the Collegedajj
community also encourage I
student participating in elec-
tions.

Ralph Neall, president o[
Kiwanis Club of Ooltewah-
Collegedale, said, "Any student I
that's registered is certainly
welcome and encouraged to i
vote."



Ballots cast in previous Collegedale Elections




Graphic by Katie D«tn I



Connect

Continued from Pg. 1

relationships within the church
as well as the community.

The men-only Sabbath
school class provides a place
for men to discuss current is-
sues.

"My Sabbath school class
is unique in the sense that it
uses the practical best-selling
book, "Wild at Heart," by John
Eldredge as the foundation
for discussion, sharing and
Bible study for a 10 week pe-
riod," said Marcel Schwantes,
the men-only worship leader.
"Men will explore what God
designed them to be, recap-
ture their masculine heart as
created and defined in the im-
age of a passionate God."

The second class studies
prayer designed for coming
together and praying for the
Connect worship service and
community.

"[It] is sort of an un-Sab-
bath school. We're more of
a prayer group," said Carol
Loree, prayer group worship
leader. "Our purpose is to ask



God to display His presencel
and His power in our ConT
nect community. The prayer!
meeting was inspired by JinI
Cymbala's book, "Fresh WW I
Fresh Fire," where he tells howl
God transformed the Brooklyi |
Tabernacle when the member*
started praying."

The third class is focused oil
the topic of identity, based Ml
a book called "Searching faf
God Knows What" by DonalJ|
Miller.

The worship leaders haul
high hopes for the new Sab-1
bath school classes. Currenlf
ly, these are the only S
school classes offered by»l
nect, but there are planstD«W|
more as needed.

"Depending on the suc*l
ofthe current classes, we "*■



begin a new series



for evrn- 1



one on topics of emow
health, Christian lea*"
and spiritual develop**!
Schwantes said. "The sPJ
group setting helps us 1»^
trust with one another,
opinions and learn from
other's spiritual walk m
and open setting.



»|URSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5

Chris Clouzet

Religion Editor

[email protected]



esponse to controversial "jesus is dead" article



Brhe Accent's last issue con-
tained an article titled "Je-
Ms is Dead," which claimed
Ht the physical resurrection
Hjesus was a late addition
■christian belief, one not
Blred by Christianity's earli-
Bwitnesses, whose (possibly
hallucinatory) belief was only
K spiritual resurrection.
B[ appreciate the irenic tone
Hthis article and assume that
Rs the honest expression of
H author's beliefs. However,
several things in this article
Herve reconsideration.
BFirst, we are told that "one
important step in finding the
nth ... is to date your sourc-
es and trust the early ones
Rjre than the later ones."
Bis claim is suspect. I doubt
Ht a biography of Adolph
Btlcr written in Germany in
p 8 would be more trustwor-
B than one from Australia in
■8. Chronological proxim-
Bof witness and event is a
Bir criterion for reliability.
But even if earliest wit-
Bees were most reliable, we
Bst ask about the sequence
Harnesses proposed in last
Rk's article. We were told
Bt Paul was the earliest wit-
Ds to believe in the resur-
Won, followed sequentially
UMark, Matthew, Luke and
«m- There is some science
Dfc Since Matthew and Luke
BM from Mark's gospel,
m must post-date Mark
Upome unknown interval.
■Won says that John was
■fast apostle to die and
II he wrote his gospel at an
Bmced age. But this still
jjr sev eral open questions,
■park, Matthew and Luke
■flater than Paul? Many
Bflars would argue other-
H Ther e are indications
(Arts (the sequel to Luke)
finished before Paul's
C If so, Mark must also
■d"^ 11 written b y this time.
M p a»l Mark and Luke



(and probably Matthew) may
have been contemporaries,
and the claim that the teach-
ing about Christ's resurrection
became more physical with the
passage of time evaporates.

However, there are scholars
who do insist on the sequence
of Paul, Mark, Matthew, Luke
and John. How did they come
to this belief? Their view is
based on two factors. First,
they have examined the con-
tents of the various witnesses.
Second, they have assumed
a certain pattern of develop-
ment in Christianity, namely,
tha^ the teachings of the his-
torical Jesus were simple,
practical and almost humanis-
tic and that the elaborate and
allegedly ''fantastic" doctrines
of miracles, incarnation,
Christ's divinity and the bodily
resurrection, arose over time.
From this they inferred the se-
quence previously described.
Unfortunately, this means
that whether they were right
or wrong, the sequence can-
not prove the gradual devel-
opment of the doctrines: that
would be a circular argument,
expressing as a conclusion
what was previously posited
as an assumption.

But even if Paul's state-
ments really are the earliest
testimony of Jesus' resurrec-
tion, what then? What was
Paul's understanding of the
resurrection? Last week's ar-
ticle cited part of Paul's teach-
ing about the resurrection in
1 Corinthians 15, where Paul
contrasts the earthly, natural
body of our present life with
the heavenly spiritual body of
the resurrection and says that
flesh and blood cannot inherit
the kingdom. Omitted from
these comments is any em-
phasis on the fact— vitally im-
portant to Paul-that there is
certainly a body of some sort
in the resurrected existence.
(Look again at verses 40-44)



Also omitted is the reference
to the fact that the entire chap-
ter defends the historical real-
ity of Christ's resurrection (see
1 Corinthians 15:3-8) and that
Paul insists that Christ's death
and resurrection are events of
"of first importance" (verse 3)
and were widely witnessed (by
as many as 500 people at once,
making it unbelievable that
Paul was speaking of a hallu-
cination or an internal expe-
rience). Paul is never specific
about the nature of the resur-
rection body-either Christ's or
ours, though it is clear that our
resurrection will be as percep-
tible as anything else of which
he speaks. His comments on
the resurrection in 1 Thessa-
lonians (widely believed to be
one of Paul's earliest epistles)
make this clear (see 1 Thessa-
lonians 4:15-17).

Despite this, last week's
article exhorted us to aban-
don the claims of resurrection
and to focus instead on Jesus'
teachings. I am unwilling to
abandon my faith in the res-
urrection: Paul tells us in 1
Corinthians 15:19 that without
belief in the resurrection, "we
are of all people most to be pit-
ied." Nevertheless, I have of-
ten wondered when Christians
will let Jesus speak. We talk
about him, we sing his praises,
we believe he rose from the
dead, but we don't always lis-
ten to what he says or obey his
instructions. Often it seems
that we preach a religion about
Jesus rather than practicing
the religion of Jesus. On this
point I share some sympathy
with last week's article.

But if we regard Matthew,
Luke and John as unreliable
and shift our faith from cele-
brating Christ's resurrection to
following his teachings, where
does this leave us? Well, then
we are in trouble, because
Paul tells us almost none of
Jesus' teachings and Mark



tells us very few. Paul does,
of course, give a lot of his own
teachings, but he seldom at-
tributes teachings to Jesus. So
to know what Jesus taught we
must rely on Matthew, Luke
and John, our only extensive
sources for Christ's teachings.
In other words, without those
gospels which teach the tan-
gible bodily resurrection of Je-
sus, we can't know what Jesus
said.

Finally, we were told that
"to insist that Jesus is alive in
heaven creates a culture of pas-
sivity where we wait for him
to come and fix this world."
Strangely, this is just the op-
posite of Paul's position. He
told the Romans that their ex-
pectation of the culmination of



history in Christ's return from
heaven should motivate them
to cast off the works of dark-
ness and put on the armor of
light (Romans 13:12). Indeed,
the entire New Testament
echoes with the understand-
ing that our belief in Christ's
resurrection and his return
to raise the dead is the best
of reasons for living now to
bring the earth into harmony
with the ways of the kingdom
of heaven.

Donn Leatherman
Professor
School of Religion

To read the full version
of this article, please visit
accent.southern.edu.




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6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT



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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2 u09
Sarah Hayho e
Opinion Editor
[email protected]



"I did not come to bring peace, but a sword"

■ VtiVB BB^r*. ^« \*J U —„„« m ont was teachings with Martin I nrt,„.



The recent article "Jesus is
Dead" has certainly sparked
conversation among students.
I would like to share some of
the thoughts discussed in one
of my classes.

First it is very interesting
that the author distances him-
self from the accuracy of the
Bible initially in the article and
then tries to the use the Bible
to prove his point.

"You act as though wor-
shiping Him, praying to Him
and telling people about Him
is the sum of your duty as His
follower. He never asked for
any of those things!" Matthew
28:18-20 states the opposite
of that assertion as Jesus says,
"Therefore go and make dis-
ciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Fa-




,w,n died The movement was teachings with Martin Luther

spirit." He never ment-o^an died. ^ ^ ^ ^^ rf ^ Jr . g & ^ ^

„.„.,. „, x Corinthians their seeing Christ was their CivU rights is a broad prin-

"■ ' faith rekindled. Also, Paul was ciple on which anyone can

\ realistic. He did not have a view the world and anyone



ther and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, and teaching them
to obey everything I have com-
manded you..."

Akerman states, "Paul be-
lieved Jesus was alive because
he had a visionary experi-
ence with Christ's "life-giving



empty tomb <

Corinthians

15 Paul clearly states, "And
if Christ has not been raised, _

,tcnns nas euphoric experience on the can champion. Jesus claimed

KSStS5S£ -d to Damascus. He had a to be God. The authority <
Jyl Paul does not deny the powerful encounter with the His message centered on that
bodily resurrection of Christ. Lord. He did not change his
In fact he states that the resur-
rection of Christ is absolutely
essential to our faith. The
hope of Christianity is rooted
in the resurrection of Christ.
What hope would there be for
us without it? Christ's claim
as the Son of God is rooted in
His resurrection. Therein lies
His authority. If Christ had
remained in the tomb Chris-
tianity would have died with
Him. The disciples were fear-
ful and ashamed when Christ



Zarathustra comes to Southern



Through the February 12
Accent article, "Jesus is dead,"
Zarathustra stepped out of Ni-
etzsche's classic work into the
campus of Southern Adventist
University. In the original



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