Living and Loving in the Tension of Faith

Scott Culpepper

We meet at “The Gift” a few minutes after high noon on a sunny spring afternoon.  Though our feet are planted in Iowa soil, our hearts and minds had been transported back in time five hundred years.  “The Gift” stands near the main classroom building of Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA.  It is an androgynous nude figure mounted on a pedestal with arms outstretched towards the campus, looking like the result of an unfortunate tryst between C. S. Lewis’ Mr. Tumnus and Stephen Moffat’s Weeping Angels.  Today, the silent sentinel of Dordt University will witness what is labeled

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