"BJU staff evangelist plays trumpet, preaches Gospel"
So, which order is it?
Favorite quote from the article: "His great like of his instrument is found in his belief that 'real men play trumpet.'"
It helps to confirm my opinion that Mr. Shrock is, in fact, a stereotypical trumpet player, as well as my opinion that the Collegian's writing could use some help. That sentence would be much clearer (i.e., mean what I think the writer intended it to mean) if it said, for example, "His partiality toward his instrument stems from his fallacious belief that 'real men play trumpet.'") (In fairness to the Collegian writers, I will say that I realize that they're all quite busy, and probably churn out articles in very short periods of time that do not allow for adequate revision. I've written plenty of papers like that myself--a big difference being that only the teacher and I critiqued most of my papers, while newspaper writers have a much broader range of critics.