Engineering chapels help OC students grow closer to God Two chapels meet weekly.
OC provides a variety of chapels on campus every day for students to draw closer to God. This semester, the engineering department is hosting two chapels: the Precedent Chapel and the Toastmasters Chapel.
The Precedent Chapel, run by retired Air Force officer Bradley Buxton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, also made its debut this semester. This chapel is designed to help students evaluate the evidence that surrounds the Bible’s claims.
“What we want to do is have the Bible--the literal word of God-- speak for itself, and we’ll look at the evidence that surrounds its claims,” said Buxton. “I think one of the reasons the students are working with me to start it is because it seems like only one side of the discussion is often presented, and it’s often the critic.”
Precedent Chapel is held on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in HSH 211 and is open to the public.
The Toastmasters Chapel is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Gotcher Room. Staff and students have the opportunity to sing praises, pray and hear lessons that cover several topics such as the history of the Reformation or being an example who bears fruit to others. The topics in Toastmasters Chapel are often paired with application to mechanical engineering. As the name suggests, this chapel also allows engineering students to give public presentations in the Toastmasters meetings that follow. Toastmasters is the premier organization for the cultivation of public speaking skills.