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The Venezuela political crisis escalates over the weekend

Once the wealthiest country in Latin America, Venezuela now faces severe food and medicine shortages caused by economic crisis. The economic crisis follows years of what government critics consider severe economic mismanagement and corruption. Supporters of the government blame the plummeting economy on falling oil prices and international sanctions. According […]

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Students prepare brackets in March Madness anticipation

March is here, which means it’s time for basketball fans to prepare their brackets for March Madness, one of the biggest events in sports. The 68-team single-elimination tournament, which spans 19 days, kicks off March 17 with Selection Sunday. It will end with the Final Four and championship game on […]

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Nine numbers take over JBU

Head, Heart and Hand, one of the historic mottos of John Brown University, is the core of a popular personality test that has become the newest addiction of JBU students’. The Enneagram Test, which has a base of head, heart and gut, originated in South America and became well known […]

New album highlights talent of Worship Arts program
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New album highlights talent of Worship Arts program

“Heads, Hearts, & Hands,” a new album released by the John Brown University Worship Arts program, highlights talent and changing dynamics of student worship leaders. The album was released on March 5 and features 13 songs written by students in JBU’s songwriting class offered every two years, including “Christ over […]

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Serena Williams returns to top 10

Serena Williams is back in the top 10 tennis rankings for the first time since having her first child in September of 2017. In September of 2018, Williams received 3 code violations and lost the Grand Slam to Naomi Osaka. After being penalized for receiving coaching and racquet abuse, Williams […]

Gentrification impacts historically black churches
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Gentrification impacts historically black churches

As developing shopping centers and art districts in cities attract young, mostly-white millennials, historically black churches are struggling with congregants leaving due to the rising cost of living. First, it was white flight: upper middle-class families fleeing to the suburbs when minorities began integrating with white neighborhoods in the late […]

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Churchgoers lose sight of the Great Commission

Over half of the churchgoers in America are uncertain of the Great Commission, causing concern for many church and missions leaders. A study called “Translating the Great Commission” conducted by Barna Research says that 51 percent of churchgoers are unaware of the Great Commission. Many of those who have heard […]

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Gilson shares thoughts on sexual orientation

Rachel Gilson, a writer, speaker and campus minister, shared her personal journey of reconciling her sexuality and her Christian faith in chapel on Thursday, Jan. 24. In high school, Gilson identified as an atheist and a lesbian. During this time, her perception was that Christians opposed her because of her […]

DC Comics introduces Jesus as latest superhero
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DC Comics introduces Jesus as latest superhero

DC Comics is publishing a new comic featuring Jesus Christ as a primary character in March 2019. “Second Coming” by Mark Russell will feature Jesus’s return to Earth to team up with a Superman analogue. According to DC Comics, the storyline will feature “the return of Jesus Christ, as He […]