By Chloe Veillon
“What is Truth?” –Pontius Pilate
Truth is defined as that which is in accordance with fact or reality.
The question floats through the halls of King’s High. Some see it as a guiding question, others see it as just another chapel theme. No matter what students think, the words eventually escape their mouths: “What is truth?”
ASB Spiritual Life Representative Daniel Jurich ’15 did not seek to “exactly ask what they think truth is, but to question fundamental truths in their lives that they kind of brush over every day, that they don’t really think about.”
Jurich lists examples of these fundamental truths, such as “what is the purpose of prayer?” “Why don’t I sometimes feel God?” “What are the purpose of missions?” “How important is it to be in the word every day?” “How important is church and fellowship?” He sees these as “things we brush over every day.”
While the theme itself was “definitely reworded at the Spiritual Life Committee meeting before the school year,” Jurich has had the idea for chapel to be a question since last year before he even ran for his position. He “wanted a chapel theme that was more than just one word, it was an idea that would prompt discussion, something that would be possible to be taken outside of chapel.”
The Spiritual Life Committee “does want to sort of keep that theme alive and we’ve been looking for different people that would talk about that theme, and people who have talked about different fundamental truths that we’ve been looking for. I think as far as right now we are trying to keep that theme alive.” This vital question will not be forgotten by KHS any time soon.
In addition to prompting discussion, Jurich hopes to get students more involved in worship through enthusiastic music, as he stated in his opening speech at the first chapel this year.
Although chapel is required, Jurich hopes to create an environment in which students can have meaningful fellowship together. The River will also serve as an extension of that fellowship every Wednesday morning at 7 AM in the music room. Students are invited to pray for each other and the school while worshipping together and sometimes listening to guest speakers.
So what is your truth? As big as this question seems, students will be glad they asked.