Opinion

Battle against ISIS intensifies: What you need to know

26 February, 2015

With President Obama’s request for Congress to grant war powers against ISIS, the reality of the situation is hitting closer to home. However, one needs to understand the complexities of war against the organization, where its motives and methods are difficult for many, and for good reason.

Porn hurts everyone

26 February, 2015

Pornography: the forbidden word. In my experience growing up in a Christian home, I almost never heard it mentioned. If it was, it was quickly stepped around and soon forgotten.

An intercultural blessing

26 February, 2015

Coming to John Brown University has been the most amazing experience of my life. Living in Costa Rica was different. Friends were different, my daily routine was different and especially my worldview and culture were different.

Do more during Lent: Make a true commitment to God

19 February, 2015

Every year, the same thing happens: people make commitments to stay away from social media, to give up sugar or to be less judgmental toward others. These goals sound like New Year’s resolutions, right?

Letter to the Editor

19 February, 2015

The first rule of civil public discourse: don’t compare people to Nazis. The recent article on the front page about the proposed legislation separating the holidays honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E.

You make the church

19 February, 2015

I am what you could call a connoisseur of church-hopping. I once embodied the persona of a jaded lover who sought to see only the negative. I had often wished that I had a thin mustache to twiddle and a fedora so that the sting of my criticisms could really be felt.

Don’t forget the good: Find joy despite the world’s brokenness

19 February, 2015

It’s often disheartening to take a good look at what is going on in the world around us; ISIS is still making headlines, friends and loved ones are being taken from us too soon by tragic accidents and deadly diseases and brokenness can be seen around nearly any corner.

Remembering Olivia Singleton

19 February, 2015

Two years. I’ve never heard the saying, “it feels like yesterday”, ring so true... until now.

Should moms be professors?

19 February, 2015

I’m biased in my answer, but I’ve given the question quite a deal of thought. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to be was a mom and to have seven kids like in Sound of Music or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. My concurrent dream was to be a writer, and this desire was just as strong.

Students: realize importance of self-identity

19 February, 2015

I’ve never been a fan of putting pen to paper to express my feelings. I’ve always felt as though the process of identifying and communicating feelings is far too intimate to be confined to prose. Moreover, it usually requires more energy than I have to spare.

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