Author: Catherine Nolte

Churches increase involvement in foster care
Faith

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 […]

Faith

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 […]

Opinion

How to write an opinion piece

Rants, raves and arguments, while often associated with activist college students, are ways to express one’s greatest passions, favorite organizations, causes and defenses of minority opinions. The Threefold Advocate is looking for students who are interested in giving a voice to important discussions that students care about or shining a […]

Students struggle to find home churches
Faith

Students struggle to find home churches

As classes begin, the first few Sundays of the semester leave many students disheartened as they give up looking for a worship community. Only 65.1 percent of John Brown University students attend church once or more a week, according to the 2017 Spring Student Relationships Assessment, a survey conducted by […]

Patriotism and the church: Western values mixing with Christian values
News

Patriotism and the church: Western values mixing with Christian values

Pastors confront identity versus idolatry during worship services as the influence of national pride seeps into the American church. According to LifeWay Research, a research organization that works with churches to provide relevant insights, assessments and custom research, 53 percent of pastors agree that “our congregation sometimes seems to love […]