Archive for September, 2014

Opinion

StrengthsQuest: Why JBU should utilize quiz

Every year, freshmen are required to take the StrengthsQuest personality test to determine their greatest strengths. After that first year, however, nearly all mention and use of the quiz vanishes. We The Threefold Advocate believe John Brown University should continue to use the quiz throughout students’ time in school. StrengthsQuest […]

Opinion

The refugee crisis: Why you should care

In the past four days alone, more than 200,000 people have entered Turkey, fleeing from the violence in Syria. The Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan is a temporary home to about 80,000 refugees, with nearly half of them under the age of 12. Unfortunately, this is not atypical, and many […]

The Catholic view of salvation: a response
Opinion

The Catholic view of salvation: a response

When I began my ministry in Arkansas, I found myself being asked a question that is commonly asked in these parts: Are you saved? My first reaction was to wonder what was meant by asking me this question. I do believe that I am already saved, as the apostle Paul […]

Purple heart veteran reflects on Korean War
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Purple heart veteran reflects on Korean War

Korean War veteran Jim Oden shared last week, about his life as a soldier during the Korean War. John Brown professor, Preston Jones asked Oden, “What are your memories of the United States entering into the Second World War?” Oden said, “I was in the eighth grade at that time. […]

News

Tailwaggers 5K fundraises for animals in need

7.6 million animals each year in the United States enter an animal shelter. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) website, approximately 2.7 million of those are not returned to their owners or adopted and have to be euthanized. Tailwaggers Incorporated aims to significantly […]

New SGA senators introduced, anticipate ‘positive change’
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New SGA senators introduced, anticipate ‘positive change’

In the past the marks of the Student Government Association have been left unseen by a vast majority of students on the John Brown University campus. This fall’s staff brings several new faces, new changes and new rules. SGA President Brad Johnson spoke about the organization’s vision and goals for […]

Breakaway encourages students, ‘be contagious’ with faith
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Breakaway encourages students, ‘be contagious’ with faith

The buses arrived at New Life Ranch on Friday with blue skies, horses trotting in the pasture, and smiles on the faces of John Brown University’s students. A record breaking 300 students took a weekend away from campus to participate in the annual Breakaway retreat. The weather stayed clear and […]

News

Alcohol restrictions stir up conversation

A local Siloam Springs home was trashed last spring, its occupants littering the house with liquor bottles and narcotics before leaving the premises. John Brown University Athletic Director Robyn Daugherty uncovered the reality of the situation. “This is all rooted from the All Athletic Meeting I had at the beginning […]

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Giving Voice features national talents

Giving Voice festival of the arts opened at John Brown University this morning. Over 200 high school students plan to visit the school to participate in writing, drama, photography, printmaking and screen-printing workshops. Today’s events are for JBU students and the public. Friday’s workshops are for the busloads of high […]

Faith traditions engage Scripture
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Faith traditions engage Scripture

Renowned theologians of Catholic, Evangelical and Orthodox affiliations are coming together to discuss a portion of the gospel of John. Today, John Brown University’s Paradosis Center hosts a conference unlike any other in recent memory, and every student is invited. The Paradosis Center is an independent research center hosted by […]