I look forward to welcoming the BJU community back to campus as we return to on-campus, in-person classes for fall 2020. As we begin the semester, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community continues to be our highest priority.
We’re making plans based upon the best and most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and local health officials – which includes physical distancing and other protective measures.
I sit down with Dr. Alan Benson in my office and discuss how BJU is working to make our campus safe for all our students for this fall semester.
Learn more here >> https://www.bju.edu/return-to-campus/
Dr. Steve Pettit welcomes to his office Dr. Neal Ring – the Bruins Athletic Director – to discuss the news that the BJU Bruins have been approved for provisional NCAA Division III membership.
What does this news mean and what will change within the Bruins athletic department? Dr. Pettit and Dr. Ring answer those questions and share some history of athletics at BJU.
Learn more about the announcement here >> https://bit.ly/BruinsDIII
Dr. Kevin Oberlin – Associate Dean of The School of Religion at BJU – joins me in my office to discuss how churches and pastors are continuing to shepherd their congregations even though many are unable to meet together. Dr. Oberlin also shares a ministry that he leads called the "Pastor's Prayer Huddle."
I hope this conversation encourages you to pray for your church's leadership as they make important decisions on when to return to in-person services and how to keep congregants connected to the Church Body during the coronavirus pandemic.
We named this podcast Highest Potential because we wanted to share stories of how BJU helps students reach their highest potential for God’s glory.
In this episode, we’ll be talking with someone who has dedicated much of his life to helping his constituents reach their highest potential. Having served in the United States Senate since 2013, Senator Tim Scott has focused his energy on unleashing the positive impact that happens when hard work meets opportunity.
His positive influence and strong Christian testimony led BJU to award Senator Scott with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2018.
Senator Scott recently released a book entitled, Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty. In my conversation with him today, we discuss his new book, his life story and his faith.
As the school year winds down, I wanted to feature several students from Bob Jones University's 2020 senior class. I'm very proud of these students and their fellow seniors. They've overcome many obstacles this semester – including the coronavirus, remote classes and a postponed commencement.
I'm looking forward to seeing how God uses these young men and women for His glory. Let's pray for these soon-to-be college grads and congratulate them on their great accomplishments!
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter every aspect of our world, it's fair to wonder what the future of higher education will look like.
Dr. Steve Pettit talks with Dr. Gary Weier and Dr. Beverly Cormican about how Bob Jones University is adapting to the new reality that coronavirus has presented and how BJU is preparing for the different future of education.
Two weeks ago, I welcomed Dr. Amy Hicks and Dr. Bernard Kadio to my office and the podcast. They provided an excellent explanation of coronavirus and how it could alter our world.
Unfortunately, the situation in the United States has only gotten worse during the past couple of weeks. On this episode, Dr. Hicks and Dr. Kadio give us an update on how bad coronavirus could get in the United States and how Christians should respond to the rapidly evolving situation.
COVID-19 – also known as coronavirus – has disrupted our world in unprecedented ways. Though Bob Jones University has no diagnosed cases, the virus has still changed the course of this semester as students will finish their academic responsibilities through online means.
In this time of fear and misunderstanding, I thought it would be valuable to hear expert opinions from two professors from BJU’s School of Health Professions who have expertise in community and global health.
I want to thank Dr. Amy Hicks and Dr. Bernard Kadio for coming to my office and providing a thorough, thoughtful and balanced explanation of the threat that coronavirus poses to our world. I believe you’ll find this conversation not only informative, but also encouraging.
I also want to encourage you to remember that God is in control and will use this situation for His glory. Let us honor Him in our actions and responses during this unusual time.
To learn more about Bob Jones University’s response to the coronavirus, please visit bju.edu/coronavirus.
Bob Jones University has raised over $194,000 to purchase a Save the Storks bus for the Carolina Pregnancy Center to use in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This mobile medical unit encourages women who are considering abortion to instead choose life for their unborn baby – and it also provides the opportunity to share the Gospel with those who are lost.
On this episode, Dr. Steve Pettit welcomes Paul Isaacs, the President of Save the Storks, to his office to share how BJU has impacted his life and prepared him for his current position.
Dr. Pettit also talks with Alexia Newman, the Director of the Carolina Pregnancy Center, to discuss how the CPC plans to use this amazing bus!
In this episode, Dr. Steve Pettit welcomes to his office Dr. Bob Jones III to discuss his journey to remarriage.
Dr. Bob will marry Dr. Karen Rowe in March and he shares how God directed him to this decision. Dr. Bob also answers some of the questions everyone has about the exciting news!
Carol Anne Clemons suddenly lost her husband, Matt, after only two years of marriage. Finding herself as a new single mother in the wake of this tragedy, Carol Anne learned to rely on God's presence, wisdom and comfort.
Carol Anne joins Dr. Steve Pettit in his office to share her story.
After the end of the Spring 2020 academic semester, Dr. Sam Horn will become the new president of The Master's University and Seminary.
Dr. Steve Pettit sits down with his good friend to discuss how God prepared and led Dr. Horn on this new journey.
Welcome back to the President's Podcast! It's Global Opportunities Week here on campus and we have lots to discuss! This full length episode features an amazing story from one of our students, as well as a special recording from our Chinese choir! Available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Podbean!Please enjoy and share!
From the office of the President of Bob Jones University, this is The President's Podcast with Dr. Steve Pettit.Co-hosted by senior university students Max Burak and Caroline Smith, this podcast will strive to empower people to reach their highest potential for God's glory, and share winsome stories of what God is doing in the lives of those at the University. More to come!