Archive for March, 2014

News

Devotional to pull from alumni, students, faculty

John Brown University plans to release a devotional in the fall of 2014 consisting of contributions from various alumni, students, staff and faculty. This devotional will compile reflections, life lessons, scriptural analysis and scriptural application from people in all stages of life. “The purpose of this book is to encourage […]

News

Sneed brings music back

Skilled vocalist and worship leader, Darris Sneed, is bringing the gospel to the University today–the Gospel Jam Session, that is. Passionate about what he is speaking about in chapel, Sneed and the band will be staying on campus to lead a Gospel Jam Session in the TV Studio, located in […]

Jammin’ with the Jazz band
Lifestyles

Jammin’ with the Jazz band

Several different scales weave through the air as the John Brown University Jazz/Ensemble warms up during a bi-weekly rehearsal. The drum sets a smooth yet punchy tempo and the rest of the instruments—saxophone, trumpet, horn, bass, piano and percussion—follow suit as they get ready to run through their set. Suddenly […]

Erdman bids Mayfield community goodbye
Lifestyles

Erdman bids Mayfield community goodbye

Sarah Erdman’s phone buzzed displaying a text message from one of her resident assistants. “There’s a guy skinning a cat in the basement,” the text read. It was 2010, Erdman’s first year as the resident director in Mayfield Hall, the only -female dorm at John Brown University. Though this cat […]

Opinion

Student editor explains staff column

Hello, I am Sidney Van Wyk, Editor-in-Chief of the Threefold Advocate, and I would like to address the column “Rethink Yoga” in Issue 18 of our publication. The Opinion/Editorial section of our paper is a place for our readership to voice their opinion on various topics and respond to articles […]

Opinion

Russia’s invasion, America’s Business

From Russia with love. That is essentially how Russian President Vladimir Putin has characterized what is an invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces last week. The majority of the world views the recent unrest in Ukraine as a democratic revolution deposing a corrupt president in an attempt to pull Ukraine […]

Opinion

Rethink yoga

We are cultural beings. We learn what is acceptable from those around us, and that becomes our unconscious reality. When something is said often enough it becomes true for us, regardless of its ultimate reality. My devotional this morning highlighted the fact that when the Israelites were in Egypt they […]

Opinion

Read news, start the riots

I chose journalism on a whim. My high school, though one of the larger ones in the state of Oklahoma, did not have a newspaper. If I was awake and not busy studying, I would sometimes catch the headlines of the local news at 10 p.m. But really my only […]

Opinion

No to Photoshop

When I look into a fitting room mirror, I judge myself. It does not matter if I am happy or angry at what my reflection shows and whether my new clothes look good; either way, I am looking at and criticizing my body. When the stores’ advertisements show very thin, […]

Opinion

Fountain future: How to make use of JBU’s latest addition

• Baptism by immersion. • Skinny-dipping. Let’s face it: J. Alvin is going to try and pull this one off, and soon. • Food coloring or water dye, such as the green dye they use in the rivers in San Antonio during St. Patrick’s Day. • Ice-sculptures. As we all […]