- the Student Body president
- ad-hoc student groups frustrated over racial tensions
- a coalition of on-campus Jewish groups
- nine faculty Deans of various schools/departments on campus
- the University Faculty Senate
- people speaking on behalf of the Republican party
- people speaking on behalf of the Democratic party
- on November 2, one student went on a hunger strike
- elected members of the Missouri State Legislature
But, nothing really happened. Until the threat of the school losing money entered the conversation.
The scriptures are clear, it is not money that is the root of all evil, but the love of money (see 1 Timothy 6:10).
How do you use money? For good? Do you invest in others? Do you give money away as a sign of your belief in God's ongoing abundance? Do you save money as an antidote against the deadly illness of over-consumption? Do you have a healthy relationship with money, or does it control you in ways that are not healthy? Money is neutral - it is the place that we give it in our life and the ways that we use it that cause it to be good or bad. The Ten Commandments start with, "You shall have no other gods before me."
Grace and peace, Scott