We are a diverse body of Christians. We are dancers, we are singers, we are basketball players, we are social activists, we are just plain frustrated with society. We talk about our stances on issues in our political science classes, our psychology classes. We have opinions, naturally.
How cool is that? How profoundly brilliant to be surrounded by 999 (give or take) students who have these interests or deeply rooted passions that God specifically gifted them with?
That’s a part of community, isn’t it? We’re certainly not experts on everything. As we mature, we realize there is a lot more to this faith thing than we originally thought. It’s a lot more than our morning devotions and church services (which undoubtedly are wonderful things).
It’s like our athletic department tagline says: “Everything you do…” Everything we do is somehow for the glory of God, like the labour of our hands, the social issues that anger us, the gym class we hope to teach one day, everything. It’s all to give back to God what he wired within us.
Maybe you don’t read The Crown, maybe you criticize it, or maybe you wish you could write something but you just don’t have time. But here is the thing—
We have been the student voice since 1983.
Variety is good. Controversial topics, interesting things God’s been teaching you, the best pottery techniques, reasons why we need a squash team or an arena, how to make your own clothes, benefits of ice fishing… maybe we’re scratching the bottom of the barrel, but the point is there are so many passions behind the walls of our little building, so many brilliant insights that we could be missing out on.
Allen Ginsberg says, “To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” We get scared because we don’t think we can write very well. There is nothing to fear. You have important and valuable things to say, so let people know. As far as writing style, that is what our editors are for.
Give it a try. The more we learn, the more we grow. The more diverse we become as a body, the more beautiful our greater picture becomes.
We seriously want to hear you. Rumour has it, you have some pretty insightful things to say!