Austin Romito | Banner | Many students hike up Mt. Rubidoux to reflect on their spiritual journey

Living out Christian ethics in athletics

Christians are called to let their faith show in everything they do, whether they are playing a sport or fixing a car. Christian faith is not supposed to be a private exercise that believers take part in once a week. Rather, Christian ethics are supposed to influence everything that believers think, say and do. In […]

Courtesy of Valerie Reyes | Valerie Reyes, freshman health science major, rides her horse in the rodeo.

Rodeo gallops into the community

The first European settlers of what would become the state of California were Spanish ranchers, who used the fertile land of the coastal plains to graze large herds of cattle. Eventually, American ranchers came to California and continued the state’s long history of agricultural industriousness. One of the features of ranch life in California and […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Florian Le Pallec, senior business administration major, wins first place in all WAC conference.

How endurance sports affect Christianity

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul uses athletic imagery to describe the Christian life and what it means to have faith. He exhorts Christians to finish their races well, to run with perseverance and to strive for the prize of salvation. This athletic imagery can be especially meaningful for athletes who train every day […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Kira O'Donell, junior behavioral science major, cranks back her arm for a winning goal in a 2020 match.

Water polo splashes into the season

The California Baptist University women’s water polo team had a successful season in 2021. As they recovered from a canceled 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were able to compete against some of the top teams in the country and qualify for the Golden Coast Conference championships in spring 2021. Now the CBU […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The women's Fortuna Bowl team Bull Rushers celebrate its win against Bombshell in the 2019 championships.

Fortuna celebrates history of tradition

Thirty years ago today, in Volume 36, Issue 5 of The Banner, sports editor Chuck Walker wrote an event preview headlined, “Fortuna Bowl I brings football action to Cal Baptist next Monday.” Now 30 years later, students at California Baptist University will gather to celebrate Fortuna Bowl XXX as a part of the annual Family […]