Archive for November, 2014

How to become a world-class Christian
Opinion

How to become a world-class Christian

Here I sit with a cup of coffee (always from another country) thinking back to our first missionary journey to Nigeria in the early 1970s. Was it so long ago that my husband-to-be asked the ultimate question: “What do you think of missions and more specifically, Africa?” I had already […]

Opinion

Christians should fight for women’s rights

I’ve heard people say they don’t understand what the big deal is with women anymore. Why can’t we just get over it? Do we really even need feminism? We can vote; we can work outside the home. We’re not oppressed anymore. We should be happy with all the privilege we […]

Opinion

Honor our soldiers: more respect due to the military than one day

The country celebrated and honored Veterans Day this week, acknowledging the countless men and women who have served our country. We honored those who have fallen in battle, veterans of past wars and those in active service. We recognized the challenges and suffering that they and their families have faced. […]

Opinion

Save Mock Rock II: tradition nearly dies again

The lack of involvement in campus productions has surfaced as a continuing trend in the past years. All of the usual people flock to the stage, with only the occasional new face amongst the crowd of already-known stars. The Next Big Thing and the talent show, while dearly loved events, […]

Opinion

Change and reconciliation: a call to end racial discrimination

Over three months have passed since Michael Brown was shot by Darren Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. There is substantial evidence to safely say that Brown was a true victim, not of a confusion in suspects at a close-by gas station robbery, but of a racial profiling. Wilson […]

Be happy with God’s plan for you
Opinion

Be happy with God’s plan for you

I have a complicated relationship with theater. When I go to see a play, my friend Laura will tell you that I am ridiculously repetitive in my pronouncements that I am “so excited!!!” I am enthralled from the very first line, the first squeaks of the tuning orchestra, the first […]

News

Conference to question lack of faith in literature

Tomorrow, John Brown University will host the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. The question guests and keynote speaker Randy Boyagoda will be answering: “Has Literature Lost Its Faith?” Expressing some thoughts trying to answer that very question, Professor Jessica Wilson hasn’t seen an absence of Christian literature. Rather she […]

News

Cancer patient takes her life

Brittany Maynard was a 29-year-old who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and decided to take her life legally on Saturday. Her situation has raised questions about how faith fits into this situation, and John Brown University professors share their thoughts on this topic. Maynard was diagnosed with cancer last […]

News

Hunger struggle in Northwest Arkansas overlooked

Northwest Arkansas is the home of Wal-Mart, providing jobs to hundreds of residents at various levels. Despite this economic advantage, poverty strikes many NWA residents. Endeavour is a foundation that focuses on taking the resources in Northwest Arkansas and bringing them to the communities that wrestle with poverty. On Endeavour’s […]

News

Houston sermons no longer monitored

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has withdrawn all subpoenas following national right wing and conservative outcries against her city’s actions. The subpoenas were filed after Houston area pastors initiated a suit against the city of Houston for throwing out a petition to bring the city’s new anti-discrimination ordinance to vote. Protestors […]