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College students struggle with religious affiliation

In the last 30 years, an increasing number of young adults who grew up in Christian homes and enrolled in college have disengaged with their childhood faith and no longer identify as Christians. College is a time of growth and learning for many young adults. Often, students’ perspectives change as […]

Churches increase involvement in foster care
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Churches increase involvement in foster care

Following the call of Scripture to care for orphans, the church is increasing its involvement in the foster care system. 25 percent of Protestant or nondenominational church attenders know “someone from their church [who] has been involved in foster care over the past year,” according to LifeWay Research, a research […]

Californians endure aftermath of severe fire and rain
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Californians endure aftermath of severe fire and rain

Firefighters have finally ended California’s most deadly fire in its history. Camp Fire, located in Northern California’s Butte County, killed over 85 people with about 300 still unaccounted for. On Nov. 8, Camp Fire ignited and raged across Northern California for 18 days. According to the Cal Fire incident report, […]

Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh
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Jews targeted at synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh

On an early Saturday morning the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, devolved from a peaceful place of worship to a chaotic crime scene when a gunman opened fire, killing 11 congregants and wounding four police officers. There were three congregations celebrating Shabbat services: Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New […]

Romero declared first Latin American saint
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Romero declared first Latin American saint

Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador from 1977 to 1980, became the first Latin American saint to be canonized by the Catholic church. An outspoken opponent of the nation’s civil war, Romero was assassinated while giving mass in 1980. Pope Francis officiated his canonization ceremony on Oct. 13 at the […]

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Students join Growth Groups in dorm pilot program

Desiring that students strengthen fellowship with their neighbors, Walker Hall and the Student Ministries Leadership Team have forged a new partnership. While campus-wide Growth Groups have been a John Brown University tradition for instilling spiritual growth, a new pilot program focused on tying together social and spiritual aspects seeks to […]