Author: Lauren Murphy


A Wrinkle in EU Time: The Waltonian Then and Now

Oct. 7, 1952: The first edition of “The Spotlight” of Eastern Baptist College is one page long and includes two sections, Sportlite and Light Chatter. The second edition is similar, featuring information about Eastern’s sports teams, jokes about dishwashers and potential slander cases, not to mention more talk of couples. […]


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to New Research

Participants and supporters of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which became a viral trend on social media in the summer of 2014, have raised approximately $220 million for ALS research as of December 2014. This summer, the organization reported that the surge in donations has helped them reach a major breakthrough. […]


25th Spring Dance Concert Upcoming

A lot can be accomplished in 25 years. Eastern has built a dance program from the ground up in that amount of time. They have trained 25 years of dancers “on physical, intellectual, social and emotional levels anchored in Christian spirituality, which helps to shape a well-rounded and grounded dance […]


Shane Claiborne Discusses the Death Penalty

Eastern alum Shane Claiborne, class of ’97, is currently writing a book on the death penalty. In a January Facebook post, he reveals he is “finishing up the book,” which “is tentatively titled ‘Executing Grace,’” and it is expected to be released in “at least 8-10 months.” Claiborne is against […]


Pope Francis to Visit Philadelphia in September

In September, Pope Francis will be coming to visit Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States. He will be in attendance for the World Meeting of Families 2015, an event that will bring together Catholic families from across the globe. This year, the theme is “Love Is Our […]


Do-It-Yourself Christmas Gifts

Image Quest | The Waltonian For broke college students, Christmas is a time of great joy and fear. During the holiday season, we are filled with peace and hope as we remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, when God became incarnate and entered our world. At the same […]


Mark Driscoll Resigns From Mars Hill Church

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Mark Driscoll resigned as a pastor and elder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. In August, Driscoll and his church were removed from the Acts 29 Network, the church-planting group he founded in 1998. In response, he decided to take a leave of absence for at […]