Baylor Welcomes September Chapel Speakers

Sept. 4, 2007

by Rebekah Hardage, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's department of University Ministries sponsors Chapel in Waco Hall on Baylor's campus each Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Guests for September include musicians, inspirational speakers and business professionals.

Ballet Magnificat! will perform Sept. 5. Ballet Magnificat! is a dance company founded in Jackson, Miss., in 1986 by Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux that celebrates the love of God through the power of dance. The Omega Company will perform "A Hiding Place," the story of Corrie ten Boom's journey to find victory in God through tragedy.

Dr. Mary S. Poplin will speak at Chapel on Sept. 10. Poplin is a professor at Claremont Graduate University. She travels to universities around the country to speak on the role of the Christian professor in a secular academy. Poplin recently began work on the principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview.

Michael Franzeses will speak on Sept. 12. Once said to be the mob's "youngest and most financially powerful new superstar," Michael Franzeses walked away from his life in the mob and now shares his testimony of faith to audiences across the country. His new book, Blood Covenant, offers the reader an explanation to his quick exit from a life of crime and the new life he is living today.

Guitar player Rodrigo Rodriguez will perform on Sept. 17. Rodriguez has traveled across the world since he was 15 and has used his gift of music to share the Gospel.

Jimmy Dorrell, co-founder and executive director of Mission Waco and pastor of the Church Under the Bridge, will speak to students Sept. 19. Dorrell moved to North Waco with his wife Janet in 1978 to live among the poor and share the "good news." One of his main objectives is to get middle class citizens more involved in the lives of the poor.

Illusionists Jim Munroe and Tennyson McCarty will perform at Chapel on Sept. 24. Their performance, "The Maze," seeks to reach students who are searching for truth but finding emptiness. They speak to students who are often placing their faith in illusions that look good from a distance. The Maze allows students to see the message of Christ revealed despite physiological deception.

Roxanne Wilson will speak in Chapel Sept. 26. Best known for making it to the final four of Donald Trump's reality show, "The Apprentice," the Baylor alumna from Austin recently wrote a book recounting her experience on the reality show and how she uses her faith to overcome the daily struggles of life.

For more information regarding Chapel speakers please contact University Ministries at (254) 710-3517. Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um.

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