Brodie Hock: Creating A 'Better Way to Donut'

By Audrey Wierenga on February 13, 2020

Brodie Hock (B.A. ’06), also known as "Bro," saw an opportunity for a better donut shop in Grand Rapids. Ever since growing up on Michigan's east side and frequenting a local 24-hour donut shop, he has loved the sweet treat. He came to Grand Rapids for college, but his love for donuts didn't stop there.

Dr. John Hilber: Genesis 4

By Bailie Rouse on February 6, 2020

This week in chapel, Dr. John Hilber asked the question, “How is it that we can live together in a community in the midst of a society that worships competition and success at the expense of others, and how do we overcome the culture we are in, in order to care for one another?" To begin to answer some of these questions, Dr. Hilber continued the semester’s chapel theme An Appropriate Care by teaching…

Allies and Confidants: Fighting Loneliness and Finding Friendships

By Darrell Yoder on February 18, 2020

The loneliness of pastoral ministry. That’s what surprised Bob Burns when he and his team were conducting the research for Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving. Burns is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, NC and one of our speakers at this year’s Talking Points conference. Actually it wasn’t a surprise, he later qualified. Rather…

Joelle Henry: Transformative Thought (CIHI)

By Elizabeth Boock on February 26, 2020

Something that sets Cornerstone University apart from other universities is our Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute (CIHI). Professor Don Perini, the director of CIHI, started the program after he recognized a need to promote visionary scholarship in students through transformative materials and methods. Through creative thought, Perini hopes to change the way students not only think, but how…