Opinion

Summer isn’t over

September 25, 2014

Summer has officially come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the season just yet. It’s hold still lingers on, even throughout the coming of fall.

Put your phone away

September 25, 2014

You are alone, walking leisurely up a sidewalk. Various noises fill in the absence of conversation. You look around and see trees, maybe buildings and cars. Now you turn your attention back to the vantage point ahead of you.

Is John Brown University a safe place?

September 25, 2014

Every semester that I teach the Capstone Seminar in Christian Life class, students write a spiritual biography paper that describes their spiritual journey, including how their time at JBU has influenced their relationship with God.

StrengthsQuest: Why JBU should utilize quiz

September 25, 2014

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.

The refugee crisis: Why you should care

September 25, 2014

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.

The Catholic view of salvation: a response

September 25, 2014

When I began my ministry in Arkansas, I found myself being asked a question that is commonly asked in these parts: Are you saved?

Worship crosses cultures

September 18, 2014

This summer, I was able to travel to Guatemala to study Spanish while getting to know the culture from an inside perspective. This was my second trip to Central America, the first being with JBU. Traveling to Guatemala independently this summer was such a fascinating and exciting experience!

The pursuit of happiness: Can it be part of God’s will?

September 18, 2014

It is a common goal for most people to achieve some sort of happiness. In fact, it is an idea that most Americans see as their ultimate dream. We are often told to do more of what brings us pleasure.

Ebola spreads: More aid needed in West Africa

September 18, 2014

With the worst Ebola outbreak in history having now infected almost 5,000 people and killed nearly half, immediate relief efforts are desperately needed.

Living for Christ in Color

September 18, 2014

“I’m colorblind.”

This is something I often hear from students and faculty when hard discussions of race come up. And, since I teach early American history, the history of slavery and African history here at JBU, the topic of race comes up often.

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