Column about the life of David Grotberg, a Baylor sophomore Honors College student from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, who was killed by a speeding motorist while riding his bike in Waco on Oct. 6, 2016. The article focuses on David’s involvement in the Honors College, the University’s marching band and Christian missions. “He lived more in 19 years than some people do in their entire lives,” his father Clark Grotberg said.
Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program of Baylor’s Honors College, is quoted in this article about how two British authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, dominated the world’s imagination in the 20th century. “They were very convinced of their own isolation from the mainstream of intellectual culture, but through that mutual encouragement, they produced these works that ended up changing the mainstream of intellectual culture, which I am sure they would not have believed possible,” Jacobs said.
Review by Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel, about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries to Japan. Hibbs writes the film as a “stark depiction of statism against religion.”