Whole Person

I saw this billboard in the Tulsa Airport and it took me back to my early misperceptions of Oral Roberts University. As a child growing up in this part of Oklahoma, I didn't understand what the whole person idea meant and even took it to mean that disabled persons were not admitted. This of course is not true, but it's interesting how these misconceptions of others persists in various forms. The idea of the Whole Person is a good one, and it seems ORU was ahead of its time in pursuing a discipleship that integrates body and soul, health, life, mind. And to define the kind of student ORU is trying to produce, as in these five areas on the billboard, is noble and good. I feel much better and positive about ORU since the changing of the guard with new board members and president.