In Iraq, Preemptive Love Coalition cofounder and Truett alum Jeremy Courtney seeks to save lives, change hearts, and speak for the persecuted across faiths. It was a scouting trip not unlike the one on which Moses sent 12 men to explore Canaan. It was treacherous territory and a seemingly impossible mission.
For Christians in the Middle East, 2014 has been a catastrophe. The most wrenching stories have come from Iraq, where the nascent Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL in news reports) has savagely persecuted ancient Christian communities, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syrian Orthodox. Iraqi Christians have declined rapidly in number since the first Gulf War in 1991, but survivors long believed they could maintain a foothold around Mosul.
President and Chancellor Ken Starr welcomed Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side) to the Waco Hall Stage for On Topic to discuss their perspectives on making a difference through giving and through offering opportunities for those in need.
Medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy and ER have captivated audiences with stories of life as a doctor, nurse or paramedic, and while the characters and diagnoses are fictional on screen, they make viewers wonder what life as a healthcare professional is really like. Fortunately, Baylor undergraduate students studying to become healthcare professionals have incredible opportunities to step into the real world of healthcare thanks to Baylor's partners in practice.