Editorial

What to do with the statues?
Editorial

What to do with the statues?

On the foundation of the General Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., someone spray-painted the words “Black Lives Matter.” Although city workers scrubbed away at the paint, a faint outline of the words can still be read. This is just one cry out of thousands of […]

The church’s blind spot
Editorial

The church’s blind spot

For a body that promotes love and acceptance of trials, the church seems to have a large blind spot centering around the LGBTQ+community. These individuals are not fully accepted within the church and are judged for the decisions they make. After landing in the spotlight when former president Barack Obama […]

Editorial

Biblical Community

Dear privileged white friend, Today you spoke to my heart but not in a positive way. Ironically, Trump was elected president the same week our college decided to celebrate diversity. Ironically the day I proudly decided to wear my traditional clothes you made me feel so scared of being Mexican. […]

Editorial

Building a Biblical Community

Friends, for a group of people who use the word community like it’s the hottest slang, there’s so much we just don’t understand. Don’t get me wrong, there are aspects of community we at JBU do really well. But there is so much that we just miss. Let me give […]

Editorial

We are the Threefold

Welcome to JBU Hello and welcome to the first issue of the Threefold Advocate for the 2017-2018 school year. My name is Samuel Cross-Meredith, and I will be your editor-in-chief for the coming year. For many of us, myself included, this will be our last year as undergraduates. For many […]

Editorial

Prison impacts livelihood

The District of Columbia has the highest incarceration rate in the United States – a rate higher than almost every nation on the planet, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The direct cost of this imprisonment has been increasing at worrying rates. The state correctional system costs quadrupled over the […]

Editorial

Stop stereotyping video games

Often stereotyped as red-eyed, greasy-haired addicts hurriedly downing one last Monster before “leveling up,” video gamers, in reality, share more in common with an athlete than an addict. Classified by health organizations as an addiction, video games get a bad rap as a harmful substance. They produce a release of […]

Editorial

Culture evolves, Disney adapts

Disney Channel’s viewership decreased from 2008 to 2016. According to Forbes, this decrease is primarily due to weak performance by Disney’s media networks and the loss of subscriptions from young audiences. Approaching this audience with shows that are relatable to today’s children and youth has been controversial and a challenge […]

Editorial

Religions role in education

On March 8, 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a public school in Illinois had violated First Amendments rights by teaching about religion during school hours and on school property. The Constitution of the United States states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or […]

Editorial

Take care of our youth

According to the Sentencing Project, the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in prison or jail. Prison overcrowding is a significant problem, and results in youth being assigned to adult prisons and jails to serve their sentences. North Carolina, Connecticut and New York […]