If we’re not careful, the language and images used in Scripture to define what it means to flourish as human beings can quickly be deemed disappointing or irrelevant in a culture today that defines it quite differently. Grace has been replaced by earning. Serving has been replaced by the acquisition of power. Unity has been replaced by uniformity. Truth has been replaced by tolerance. Reconciliation has been replaced by polarization.
In chapel this year, we’re endeavoring to walk through the book of Ephesians; and to take some of these “irrelevant” definitions, dust them off, and see if they might have new meaning for us today, wherever we find ourselves in the spiritual landscape.
We’re made for more than our own appetites, self-esteem, political affiliation, or the number of zeros in our bank account. We are His handiwork; not our own. We are created to do good works. We are Made for More.
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – CS Lewis
Chapel at OKWU
Chapel at OKWU exists to help students grow in both their understanding and application of biblical truth during their time at the university. Each chapel seeks to uphold the mission of OKWU by worshipping the person of Christ, hearing from the truth of Scripture, and helping students to engage culture with a biblical worldview.
Chapel is held twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:10 am – 11:10 am.
All students are enrolled in SFOR 1000. There is no required course work for any student who attends chapel. Each student is given an allowance of six skips to be used throughout the semester. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.