Friday, September 10, 2010

Gathering for Chapel. . .and a Time of Laughter

This week, students gathered for chapel found themselves in stitches at the hands of Tom Richter, a New York pastor from Queens with a gift of making people smile.

Richter, of New Hope Christian Church, fed the crowd with his incredibly energetic portrayal of Jesus’ glory amidst the jealousy and greed of doubting Pharisees. His witty remarks and creative characters left the student body rolling and applauding after bouts of comical character representation.

Although amusing and hilarious, the speaker’s lesson also carried important messages, and moments of more serious reflections. The lessons wonderfully captured this year's chapel theme of Everyday Holiness. As his time on stage closed, Richter left the chapel in silence after offering the following question: What does it look like to love God with ALL of your heart, ALL of your soul, and ALL of your mind?

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