— Hundreds of Harding
students participated in the recent ninth annual Bisons for Christ,
the university’s day of service. More than 150 student-led projects took place in the Searcy and Little Rock areas.
“As Christians, we’re called to show people the love of Christ,” sophomore Will Francis said. “I think that this is a great way to help out the community and show others Christ’s love through service.”
Francis, a guard on Harding’s men’s basketball team, helped clean a house and performed yard work such as pulling weeds and raking leaves with the rest of the team.
Beaman Library seeks funding to help digitize 455 reel-to-reel sermons of the late Batsell Barrett Baxter, the pioneering “Herald of Truth” television speaker who died in 1982.
Baxter’s sermons need to be reformatted to maintain relevancy with today’s audience, special collections librarian Elizabeth Rivera said.
“Biblically sound and scholarly information is often timeless, but its original format rarely is,” Rivera said. “Therefore, it is our desire to preserve the contents of these reel-to-reels and make them more accessible to patrons and constituents.”
Students decided reading the New Testament and spending time in prayer and reflection would be a source of strength for the end of the semester, said
Susan Blassingame, dean of liberal arts and education.
Besides reading in 30-minute shifts, students prayed for each other and the East African nation of Kenya after recent terrorist attacks.
With finals approaching, Blassingame said, “we needed something to remind us to take time with Scripture and prayer.”
— “The Best Kept Secret” is a new documentary highlighting the 42-year history of Lads to Leaders
and its founder, Jack Zorn.
The production debuted this spring at the organization’s six convention sites and later aired on the Dish Network.
“This documentary is a great tool for introducing Lads to Leaders to people who have never heard of the program and for sharing the history of L2L with those who have been involved with the program for years,” said Roy Johnson, the organization’s executive director. “It’s a stunning tribute to Lads to Leaders and Dr. Zorn.”
The documentary was filmed by a professional production company and funded by a benefactor.