Welcoming Discourse

Proverbs 18:15 — “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”

As you flip through this issue of The Wildcat Roar and read the stories written by our staff, you will likely notice that this issue contains several serious, complex, and even controversial topics. From school shootings to hospice to grades to concerns relating to a lack of respect in a small section of our community, this issue is full of themes that should certainly not be taken lightly.

At 800 News, we do not believe in shying away from these issues in fear of the discourse, controversy, and dialogue that may come. On the contrary, we believe that it is through exploring these essential subjects (that are authentic concerns and realities in our culture today) that we are able to learn, grow, and better understand the world we are soon to encounter.

As a senior, I, as well as my fellow classmates, am about to embark upon the next significant chapter in my life; as I step into this independence, I believe it is essential for me to be prepared to understand matters like these and to be able to defend my opinion in a respectful and humble manner. Surrounded by Christian mentors and teachers, I believe Westminster is an excellent environment for exploring these themes, as we are free to do so in the context of a community of believers who are not only knowledgeable about their subject matter, but also about its connection to our current culture and Christianity.

We hope that you enjoy this issue and relate to the stories included, and we encourage you to come alongside us as we explore the events and concerns of our world, pursue the truth, and welcome discourse, with the knowledge that respect, humility, truthfulness, and obedience to the Lord are our objectives through our work.